Court Freezes Ksh. 643M Linked To City Hall Employee On A Ksh.55K Salary

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has petitioned the court for the seizure of Ksh. 643.2 million in unexplained wealth connected to a junior City Hall employee.

At the core of the case is the mystery of how the procurement employee, who earns Ksh. 55,000 per month, beat all odds to amass millions in his account.

A court order has subsequently frozen the money in question, and the EACC is demanding that the assets linked with the employee be forfeited to the government.

The property under investigation includes a prime piece of land, apartments, high-end vehicles, and millions in cash. The suspect is also linked to the ownership of a popular Nairobi nightclub.

Lady Justice Esther Maina granted the orders allowing allow the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to complete investigations into claims the employee received bribes and kickbacks through his office, accumulating the money as well as other assets, including two high-end motor vehicles.

According to court records, despite earning a net monthly income of Ksh.55,000, the employee received and funneled Kshs. 506 million through bank accounts in his name and the names of family members between January 2016 and October 2022.

Investigations established that his duties at the county included regulation of outdoor advertisements, monitoring and surveillance of all outdoor advertisements and calling advertisers to comply with approvals and payments for advertisements.

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