West Pokot Senator John Lonyangapuo

The anti-graft agency has questioned West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo on claims that Deputy Governor Nicholas Atudonyang works full time in the United States yet continues to earn a salary.

Via Twitter on Tuesday, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) said the allegation is that Mr Atudonyang has remained salaried without rendering services, so investigations are on.

Lonyangapuo was questioned at the EACC’s regional office in Eldoret town on the whereabouts of the deputy governor.

He arrived at about midday and was with the detectives for about 30 minutes.

In his address to the press after the grilling, he denied claims that he was arrested by the EACC sleuths and accused his political opponents of plotting his downfall.

“I appeared here to answer questions on the whereabouts of my deputy governor after a group of people in West Pokot, particularly in Makutano. wrote a letter to the EACC claiming he was given permission to go for a long time, that his air tickets were paid for and that he was given per diem to fly from city to city in the US, earn a salary and all that,” he said. “I have cleared all that.”