Following his State of the Nation address, President Uhuru Kenyatta has tabled a list of persons who are believed to be the most corrupt and are being investigated in multi-million corruption cases in the country
The report has named the top ten government officials currently being investigated and prosecuted in the courts of law
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 sh1.6 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.
He was taken to court by the EACC in November 2014 after it was found that his CFC Stanbic account had transacted more than sh400 million. The money was believed to have been acquired through fraudulent deals using his position as City Hall’s CFO.
Sh327.6 million was found in other accounts
- Ephraim Maina
He’s currently involved in a case filed by the EACC after he was found with properties worth sh280 million acquired through monies belonging to the Kenya Ports Authority retirement benefits scheme.
- Josephine Kabura
Her and six others of the National Youth Service scandal that saw the service loose sh791 million. Individually, Kabura was found with cash and property worth sh189.2 million, and with the rest of the suspects, had illegally acquired a sh45 million house in Muthaiga north, a sh63.5 million house in Rosslyn estate, the sh16 million Eden Times Restaurant on Moi Avenue, sh 23.4 million range rover vogue and were found with sh7.2 million in cash stashed at Standard Chartered and Old mutual bank accounts.
- Kenrie Limited
The company was found to have profited sh88.9 million from the NYS proceeds
- Charity Wangui
Being investigated as the recovery agency tries to get a hold of sh79.6 million in her accounts which were transferred to her by law advocates M.M Gitonga and Patrick Ogola.
- Samuel Wachenje
Him together with seven other people were found with property valued at sh48 million, including sh 21.8 million house in Kasarani, sh3.8 million plot in Ruiru, three Toyota Prados valued at sh13.5 million combined and sh10 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
Both are being investigated for acquiring sh45 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 sh6 million. The matter is in court.
The government is looking to recover sh1.6 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.