Nairobi High Court has ordered a city businessman to surrender 12 vehicles and Ksh2 million in his bank account to the Asset Recovery Agency.
In orders issued by Judge Sifuna Nixon and gazetted by the Deputy Registrar of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Division, the businessman was directed to surrender the vehicles to the agency within the next seven days.
The businessman was also ordered to provide the agency with the logbooks for the 12 vehicles.
The vehicles according to ASA which filed the application in court were purchased with proceeds of crime.
Among the vehicles set to be surrendered were a; Toyota Passo, Suzuki Alto, Suzuki Hustler, Nissan Dayz, Suzuki Wagon, Mazda Atenza, Daihatsu Mira, Nissan Dayz, and Suzuki Spacia.
Also set to be seized by the police include a Daihatsu Mira, a Nissan Day, and a Toyota Sienna.
“An order be and is hereby issued directing the Director General of the National Transport and Safety Authority to register caveats against the records of each of the motor vehicles specified in order 3 above.
“That the Respondent be and is hereby ordered to surrender the motor vehicles specified in prayer 3 above to the Applicant and be assembled at the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Headquarters on Kiambu Road with immediate effect,” read the orders in part.
The judge indicated that the orders would last for 90 days ahead of the mention and hearing of the case.
The case is set to be mentioned on January 23, 2024.