The stormy life of Aduma Owuor: latest MP linked to grand corruption scandal
Published on: April 26, 2019 06:05 (EAT)
Detectives are searching for Nyakach MP Aduma Owuor after he was linked to the Ksh.68million scandal involving former Governor Evans Kidero. The former Nairobi City Council Legal Director is among 17 suspects facing prosecution for irregular payments made during their tenure at the then Nairobi County Council. “The DPP has directed that the suspects be arraigned in court and prosecuted,” a statement released from DPP Noordin Haji on Friday said. Charges to be preferred against him and his co-accused include of abuse of office, money laundering, conspiracy to commit offence of corruption, unlawful acquisition of public property and dealing with suspect property. Aduma Owuor was a little known lawyer in Nairobi County before he rose to fame after joining the race for the Nyakach MP seat in 2013. Since then, his life has been riddled with misfortunes. In 2016, arsonists stormed his rural home in Kabete village, Kisumu County and torched his vehicle and a store. According to Kisumu Police Commander Titus Yoma, the MP’s vehicle – a Mitsubishi Pajero – and a maize store were razed in the midnight incident. The MP was not at home at the time of the incident. Two years later, his parents were burnt alive after suspected arsonists torched their house. The bodies of Francis Owuor, 83, and his wife Mary, 65, were burnt beyond recognition.