The Kiruki Commission was a Kenyan government commission established to inquire into the scandal of two alleged Armenians widely believed to be con men with high-level connections who briefly commanded attention on the streets of Nairobi in 2006.
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President Mwai Kibaki established the commission to inquire into various wrongful, criminal or otherwise unlawful acts and omissions by Artur Margaryan, Artur Sargasyan, Arman Damidri, Alexander Tashchi and others.
The commission's membership consisted of:
- Former Police Commissioner Shadrack Kiruki - Chairman
- Bishop Horace Etemesi - Vice Chairman
- Lawyer Ahmed Issack Hassan
- Kennedy Kihara
- Lilian Mahiri
- Dorcas Oduor
- Mungai Warui
Eighty-four witnesses testified before the commission. President Mwai Kibaki promised to take action on the report quickly as "Kenyans would like to know about it because the matters that were being investigated were serious."
The commission was appointed, 13 June 2006, started sittings on 20 June and ended its sessions on 2 August.
In response to a query by Joseph Lekuton, on 16 December 2008, Orwa Ojode the Assistant Minister for Provincial Administration and Internal Security confirmed to parliament that the commission had cost the Kenya Government Kshs 19,738,834.40.
- Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard). 16 December 2008. p. 4107. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
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