DPP Noordin Haji orders arrests of 12 Kenya School of Law officials in Ksh.198m fraud

DPP Noordin Haji orders arrests of 12 Kenya School of Law officials in Ksh.198m fraud

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has approved charges against 12 employees of the Kenya School of Law over the fraudulent and illegal payment of Ksh198 million.

The companies alleged to have received the proceeds include; Infranc Investments, Deskench Investments, Firmline Company, Frigoya Investments, Ngoya Cosmetics and Ademwa Enterprises

The DPP on Tuesday noted that the approval for prosecution of the 12 was informed by the conclusion of investigations by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

The probe by the commission noted that the accused benefited from the funds for goods and services that were never  delivered.

“Upon completion of the investigations, the EACC on May 17, 2029 forwarded the investigation file and the report with recommendations that the suspects, some of whom are senior employees of the Kenya School of Law, be charged with various offenses,” the DPP said.

In a statement, the DPP noted that the listed companies were not pre-qualified to supply the goods and services to Kenya School of Law.

He explained that the multi-million fraud was executed by bank signatories to the Kenya School of Law accounts who were senior employees of the institution’s Finance Department and who would sign for different entities to be paid in the cheque endorsement register and then effect the payments.

Those facing arrests under the anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003 include Finance Manager Frank Kackson Were, accountant Hudson Amwai, who is also the proprietor of Ademwa Enterprises, assistant accountants Achiro Nobert and Ephrahim Thuku and Assistant Director Finance and Administration Amos Kabue Mwangi, Deputy Director/ CEO Prof Morris Kiwinda Mbondenyi.

Others are Paul Lovi, Frida Ngoya, Francis Mwaki, Alfred Murange, Dennis Achiro and Kenneth Ochieng.

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