EACC FREEZES KSH.18M CASH BELONGING TO 30-YEAR-OLD GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE

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According to the anti-corruption commission, Tracy Njoki King’e, a government Finance Officer II, received a total of Ksh.37 million in her bank accounts between March 2020 and May 2022 despite her monthly salary being Ksh.50,954.53.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has obtained freezing orders for Ksh.18 million cash belonging to a 30 year-old government officer attached to the National Treasury.

The anti-graft agency said it believes that the cash has been fraudulently amassed Investigations revealed that the officer received a total of Kshs.37 million in her accounts between March 2020 and May 2022 against a monthly salary of Ksh.50,954.53

The cash was wired to her accounts in form of cash imprests, facilitation and extraneous allowances.

“Preliminary investigations established that out of the Kshs.11.8 million received through her I&M bank account, a sum of Kshs.11 million was transferred to her fixed deposit accounts in the same bank while Kshs.498,000.00 was withdrawn in cash leaving a balance of Kshs.400,000.00,” said EACC in a statement.

Further, out of Ksh.24 million received through her Cooperative Bank account, investigations established that a sum of Ksh.4.6 million was used to buy Treasury Bills, leaving a balance of Kshs 2.7 million in the account.

The funds have been frozen pending full investigations.

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