Uhuru Kenyatta unveils ten people, firms being investigated


As promised, President Uhuru Kenyatta tabled a report in parliament after his State of the Nation (SOTN) address which sought to update the bicameral house on how stolen wealth had been recovered so far.

It has now been revealed who the top unscrupulous individuals and organizations in the country currently are, and according to the Daily Nation, the suspects have their properties and accounts frozen as investigations and prosecution continues.

Here is a list of the people named in the report that said the government through the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC), the Assets Recovery Agency and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations intended to seize KSh 1.6 billion from these corrupt persons.

– Jimmy Mutuku Kiamba, a former Nairobi County chief finance officer illegally amassed KSh 800 million in cash, cars, real estate and land. He has two maisonettes in South C, a luxurious town house in Kileleshwa, four apartments in Kilimani, six cars, and eight plots in Muthaiga, Mavoko and Machakos.Uhuru Kenyatta unveils ten people, firms being investigatedJimmy Mutuku Kiamba. Image: Daily Nation

He was taken to court by the EACC in November 2014 after it was found that his CFC Stanbic account had transacted more than KSh 400 million. The money was believed to have been acquired through fraudulent deals using his position as City Hall’s CFO.

KSh 327.6 million was found in other accounts

– Ephraim Maina (not the former Mathira MP) is currently involved in a case filed by the EACC after he was found with properties worth KSh 280 million acquired through monies belonging to the Kenya Ports Authority retirement benefits scheme.

– Josephine Kabura and six others of the National Youth Service scandal that saw the service loose KSh 791 million. Individually, Kabura was found with cash and property worth KSh 189.2 million, and with the rest of the suspects, had illegally acquired a KSh 45 million house in Muthaiga north, a KSh 63.5 million house in Rosslyn estate, the KSh 16 million Eden Times Restaurant on Moi Avenue, a KSh 23.4 million range rover vogue and were found with KSh 7.2 million in cash stashed at Standard Chartered and Old mutual bank accounts.

– Kenrie Limited were found to have profited KSh 88.9 million from the NYS proceeds

– Charity Wangui is being investigated as the recovery agency tries to get a hold of KSh 79.6 million in her accounts which were transferred to her by law advocates M.M Gitonga and Patrick Ogola.

– Samuel Wachenje and seven other people were found with property valued at KSh 48 million, including a KSh 21.8 million house in Kasarani, a KSh 3.8 million plot in Ruiru, three Toyota Prados valued at KSh 13.5 million combined and KSh 10 million in a Family Bank account. All the assets are in the process of being recovered and the bank accounts have been frozen.

– Betty Njoki Mureithi and Jennifer Kinoti are being investigated for acquiring KSh 45 million from the NYS scandal found in the Paramount Band accounts through their company Blue Star Enterprises.

– Joseph Gikonyo Chege, a revenue officer at the Kenya Revenue Authority is on EACC’s radar over KSH 10 million fraudulently acquired. His accounts have been frozen and the case is in the courts.

– Absalom Ndori, a prison warder with Kenya Prisons is being investigated for using his company to supply provisions to the prisons service to the tune of KSh 6 million. The matter is in court.

The government is looking to recover KSh 1.6 billion which corrupt individuals have used to invest in the country’s property sector.

In his third State of the Nation address, the report was tabled in Parliament as one of the achievements in the Jubilee Administration to show their progress in fulfilling international obligations, and the degree to which the country continues to uphold its national values and pursue governance objectives.



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