Kenya Power's Chief Executive Officer gave himself up to police on Sunday and was in their custody, police said, a day after the east African country said it wanted to charge him over alleged economic crimes.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations said on Twitter that Ken Tarus, the head of the state-run power distributor, was in their custody.
Tarus was not immediately reachable for comment.
Chumo denied any wrongdoing.
"I am disappointed that such charges can be trumped up against me. I served KPLC for 32 years. My record is evident," he told Reuters by phone on Sunday.
The prosecutor's office said some of the charges arose from a 2012 contract involving Kenya Power and Muwa Trading which led to the loss of $3.1 million for the supply of transformers, most of which the prosecutor said were faulty.
The office said other charges arose from the awards of labour and transport contracts in 2017.
The government led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was re-elected last year, has said it is undertaking a renewed push to tackle graft.
But few high profile convictions have occurred since Kenyatta first took office in 2013, leaving many Kenyans sceptical about the latest moves to prosecute dozens of civil servants over the disappearance of nearly $100 million from the coffers of a government agency.
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