The office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has noted that investigations conducted by Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) at the Kenya School of Law (KSL) has shown that fraudulent payment of 198,441,030 shillings was made to six companies associated with senior employees at the institution. The money is said to have been paid for goods and services not delivered or rendered by the companies.
In a Press statement, the ODPP noted that EACC concluded the investigations and handed over the file for considered prosecution in May last year. Upon review of the inquiry file, the ODPP said that it found gaps and deficiencies in Key areas and returned the file to EACC with instructions to cover and resubmit. The file was again taken back to the commission in December last year and on June 9th this year, upon perusal of the details, the ODPP noted and established that indeed, Kenya School of Law lost more than 198 million in the corrupt dealings involving senior employees.
In the statement, ODPP points out that the six companies did not meet the qualification standards to supply any goods and indeed, never supplied any goods or services to the institution as they alleged while receiving pay.
The companies; Ademwa Enterprises, Alfranc Investments, Deskench Investment, Firmline Company, Frigoya Investments and Ngoya Cosmetics according to ODPP colluded with the bank signatories for KSL who doubled up as workers at the Finance Department. They would therefore sign the checks and endorse the companies for payment knowing very well that they did not supply nor deliver any services as depicted.
The DPP Nordin Haji has today therefore recommended and approved the prosecution of Kenya School of Law Assistant Director Finance and Administration Amos Kabue Mwangi, Deputy Director/CEO at KSL Prof. Morris Kiwinda, Finance Manager Frank Kackson Were, Accountant Hudson Amwai and his Deputies Achiro Nobert and Ephraim Thuku. Others are Paul Lovi, Fridah Ngoya, Francis Mwaki, Aflred Murange, Dennis Achiro and Kenneth Ochieng.
The ODPP has ordered the arrest and arraignment in court of the twelve (12) to face charges under Anti-corruption and Economic Crimes Acts, 2003.
This news comes only a day after the court yesterday found two prominent persons Sirisia MP John Waluke and the mother to former Environment Cabinet Secretary Judy Wakhungu guilty of obtaining 297 million shillings from NCPB fraudulently. The two are awaiting sentencing on Thursday this week and are currently being remanded. The third accused in the case was the late Jacob Juma who was killed by unknown people more than 3 years ago.