NAIROBI COUNTY SECRETARY AND TWO SENIOR OFFICIALS CHARGED WITH SH 17MILLION FRAUD.

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Nairobi county Government Secretary Lilian Ndegwa, Chepkemoi Rotich and Nancy Waithera before Anti-corruption court at Milimani law courts where they were charged on Thursday with Sh 17 million frauds and misuse of office.

BY SAM ALFAN.
Nairobi county Government Secretary Lilian Wanjiru Ndegwa and other two senior officials were charged on Thursday with Sh 17 million frauds and misuse of office.
The three among them the County Secretary Lilian Wanjiru Ndegwa and other two Chepkemoi Rotich and Nancy Waithera appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Peter Ndwiga and denied the charges.
They were accused of stealing the money from the county’s imprests account held at Cooperative Bank’s City Hall Branch.
The officials allegedly committed the offense on diverse dates between November 1, 2013 and December 3,2014 at the City Hall within Nairobi County.
The County Secretary faced another count of making payment from the public revenue for goods not supplied contrary to the law.
Wanjiru was accused that on October 30, 2014 at the City Hall, she fraudulently made payment from public revenue of Sh 750,000 to Regina Chepkemoi Rotich.
She allegedly signed a Cheque for the purpose of the stationery to the Department of finance of the Nairobi County Government and the goods were not supplied.
The officials faced several other charges of the abuse of the office contrary to the law. The defence Counsel applied for lenient bond terms and copies of the witness statements.
Lawyer Ochieng Ogutu who represented Waithera said the investigation started three months ago and the accused has been co-operating with the police.
“My client presented herself to the investigation officers and was released on Sh 100,000 Cash bail,”he said.
Another Lawyer Hirary Kago who represented Wanjiru said his client is not of fright risk because she is still a public officer and a mother as well.
The Magistrate released them on Sh 2 million Cash Bail each or alternative bond of Sh 1 million and one surety of similar amount and issued warrant for those who were not in court.
The case will be heard on June 23.

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