The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has moved to Court to recover Kshs. 80million from four Kenya School of Law (KSL) senior officials.
The four, who are accused of stealing include KSL Assistant Director of Finance and Administration Amos Kabue Mwangi, Finance Manager Frank Jackson Were, Deputy Director Morris Kiwinda Mbondenyi and Assistant Accountant Nobert Gondi. The traders include Dennis Sam Achiro and Kenneth Ochieng and Deskench Investments Limited. The KSL accountant, Gondi is listed as a Director of Firmline Company, which is alleged to have been paid part of the money.
The Commission, which has filed the separate suits to the money, told the court that it had established that the payments were made through irregular, illegal and fraudulent scheme mooted by the officials with “the sole aim of embezzling public funds, which led to the loss of the huge sum of public money from the Kenya School of Law.”
The accountant is said to have received Kshs.47,296,990 fraudulently, in a scheme involving incorporation of a company to embezzle public funds. The other officials are accused of authorizing the fraudulent payments to the company which was neither listed in the prequalified list of suppliers nor registered with KSL as one of their suppliers. The company was paid without supplying any goods or services.
The officials are also accused of approving payments for the company while fully aware it was owned by their colleague.
The officials are further accused of colluding in the payment of Kshs.32,807,671
to Deskench Investments Limited yet it had not supplied any goods and services.
The four officials are among 12 suspects charged in June last year with conspiracy to defraud Kshs.198 million from KSL.