Cleaner’s Assets Worth Ksh. 257M Frozen Over Graft

Written By Gerald Gekara  📝

A Kenya Prisons Department employee’s assets worth Ksh.257 million have been frozen by the Nairobi High Court. 

This comes after the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) filed a court application seeking to preserve the properties, which include land worth Ksh.57 million and vehicles worth Ksh.30.5 million, on the grounds that they were obtained fraudulently. 

On October 25, 2022, the case will be discussed. 

According to court documents, the accused, Eric Kipkurui, is currently employed as a cleaning supervisor by the State Department of Corrections. 

It is alleged that he used the business entities to illegally obtain Ksh.257 million from the State Department of Corrections by receiving payment for goods over a five-year period.

According to EACC, Kipkurui purchased the landed properties and motor vehicles through the money fraudulently acquired from the State Department of Corrections.

“THAT an order of prohibition be and is hereby issued prohibiting the Respondents jointly and severally, by themselves, their agents, servants, or any other persons from transferring, disposing of, or in any other way dealing with the properties listed below pending conclusion of investigations by the Commission,” ruled High court judge Esther Maina.

“THAT an order be and is hereby issued requiring the 1st Respondent to surrender Motor Vehicles Registration numbers KCH 360G, KCL 050T, KCH 593S, KCL 125R, KCN 475L, KCN 417B, KCL 778P together with their logbooks to the Applicant within 7 days of this order failing which the Applicant shall be at liberty to seize, tow and detain the Motor Vehicles for purposes of preservation,”

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“The properties so purchased constitute proceeds of corrupt conduct or corruption which the Applicant is mandated to seek recovery or forfeiture of from the 1st Respondent,” reads the documents.

The three landed properties in question are situated in Nairobi, Kericho and Nyaribari Chache.

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