Stolen Garissa county vehicle recovered in Mombasa

Photo of stolen land cruiser recovered by EACC officials. PHOTO: WELDON KEMBOI.

Mombasa, KENYA: Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commision officials have recovered a stolen vehicle belonging to Garissa county in one of the leading private warehouses in Mombasa.

The vehicle, a Landcruiser make worth sh 9 million, was found at KENCONT CFS in Mbaraki, Mombasa, ending a two years search.

EACC spokesman Yassin Amaro confirmed the vehicle belongs to Garissa County.

The stolen vehicle was part of 27 other vehicles which was supposed to be delivered to Garissa County.

“The consignment is one Landcruiser which is valued at 9-10 million, it was consignment which was part of 27 vehicles to be delivered to Garissa county,” said Mr. Yassin.

“The one that was missing is what we have just recovered now and we have impounded,” he added

He said several top senior officials in the county were under probe.

Documents from EACC indicates that 26 other vehicles were delivered to the county prompting a tracking exercise to establish the location of the missing one.

The county government had awarded a tender to a Nairobi based company owned by Ali Ibrahim Kontoma to deliver the 27 vehicles which could cost sh 186 million in sept 2014.