DCI probes Jaffer, gas firm over Sh.2b fraud, contempt

Mombasa tycoon Mohammed Jaffer | PHOTO COURTESY

The Directorate of Criminal Investigation is investigating how Mombasa tycoon Mohammed Jaffer received Sh.2 billion compensation on portland owned by a diseased person.

Jaffer, a renown Mombasa billionaire businessmen with high-level political connections was paid the cash despite protests orchestrated by the family of the late Kamau Ngotho.

The hefty amount was wired to the accounts of a company associated with Jaffer, the African Oil, and Gas Company.

The amount was paid despite a court order, stopping the National Land Commission and its agents from releasing the money.
Also on the radar is a former Managing Director of Kenya Railways Athanas Maina, during whose tenure the cash was paid.

It is expected that the Kenya Railways, former National Land Commission Chairman Mohammed Swazuri and a serving board member at Kenya Railways.

The DCI will be seeking the paper trail of the Sh. 2 billion cash to establish the beneficiaries.

The complaint to the DCI, the Financial Reporting Centre(FRC), the Asset Recovery Agency, and the Kenya Revenue Authority(KRA).
The complaint was filed by Monica Wambui on behalf of the late Ngotho family.

An affidavit sworn by the family accused Jaffer of arrogance and want him charged for contempt of court.

Jaffer is also on the radar over forgery and document examiners are ploughing through records to ascertain the claims.

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