Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission has opened investigations on the office of Trans Nzoia County First Lady Lydia Khaemba over graft allegations.
According to the anti-graft agency the office of the County First Lady is under the radar over claims that it has been used to carry out shady deals including irregular award of tenders, payments and employment.
The EACC North Rift regional office has since summoned 12 County Officials including CEC Maurice Lokwaliwa, Peter Luchu, a security officer and Caleb Baraza a driver attached to the First Lady.
The official had been summoned to the record statements at the EACC office in Eldoret. They appeared on 8th, 9th, 10th and 11 March.
“Pursuant to its constitutional and statutory mandate as set out in Article 252(1)(a)(d) of Constitution, Section 11 of the EACC Act and Section 4(2) of the Leadership and integrity Act(LIA), the EACC through its North Rift regional Office is conducting investigations on allegations touching on the Office of the County First Lady,” read the letter addressed to the County Secretary.
Lydia Khaemba has been rumoured to be running the county government discreetly with the blessings of her husband.
She was accused of influencing the employment of 31 nurses prompting EACC to summon six members of the County Public Service Board.
Residents have accused her of exerting her influence in the county department of health on health pilot projects, tenders and employment.