ANTI-GRAFT AGENCY RECOVERS KSH74 MILLION FROM EX-KPA BOSS

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High Court directs Ethic and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to recover over Ksh74 million from former Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Managing Director, James Mulewa Mwathethe.

The court directed EACC to collect Ksh63,683,794, a total sum that was wired to Mulewa’s account and which he could not explain the source and another Ksh11 million is the value of immovable property belonging to him that will now be confiscated by the commission.

According to documents presented to the court, the former KPA boss received the millions between May 20 and August 3, 2010. So far, EACC has already recovered Ksh22 million from him.

The case has been before court since 2017 when the anti-corruption agency first sort to recover proceeds of corruption from the ex-KPA boss.

The ex-KPA boss was removed from office in 2010 after serving as the MD for two years. He was sent home after allegations of impropriety were levelled against him and for presenting false information on KPA’s financial position and placing huge orders for the supply of equipment without the prior availability of funds.

The recoveries and forfeitures witnessed of late shows that the government is winning the war against graft and will ensure deterrence measures of the vice are put in place.

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