Nairobi — The CEO of Kenya’s monopoly power distributor handed himself over to authorities investigating corruption allegations. The probe into alleged graft at the state-owned company forms part of a widening crackdown ordered by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2018. His administration is seeking to improve controls over public funds to help finance June’s record budget. Kenya Power & Lighting CEO Ken Tarus surrendered at the headquarters of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Sunday after a warrant was issued for his arrest, it said. He was being held at Muthaiga police station in Nairobi, it said. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution on Saturday ordered the arrest of several senior staff at Kenya Power after investigations into various tenders at the company. Detectives had already detained former Kenya Power CEO Ben Chumo and two other officials "on suspicion of committing offenses of economic crime", the office said. Tarus, Chumo and nine senior Kenya Power ma...

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