5 June 2014

Kenya: Kamani Arrested By EACC Over Anglo Leasing

Photo: Monicah Mwangi/The Star
Arrests made over Anglo-leasing scandal in Kenya (file photo).

Nairobi — Businessman Deepak Kamani who is linked to the Anglo Leasing scandal has been arrested by officers of the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission.

Officials confirmed that Kamani had been taken to the EACC headquarters at Integrity Centre for questioning.

"The businessman is here recording statement," an official at EACC told Capital FM News without offering more details. "You will be briefed about it later," the official who asked to remain anonymous said.

Kamani's arrest comes amid a storm over the payment of Sh1.4 billion to two Anglo Leasing firms and demand for a further payment of Sh3.5 billion.

Apart from the Sh1.4bn, Kenya is expected to fork out a further Sh1.2 billion as interest for delayed payment.

The Controller of Budget Agnes Odhiambo on Wednesday told the Public Accounts Committee that the government has already paid Sh500 million in penalties, with the remaining Sh700 million due to be paid in August.

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