City Hall staff arraigned over Sh7m undeposited cash

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Seven Nairobi County employees who were arrested on Tuesday  have been arraigned in court and charged with being in possession of  Sh7,803,876 Shillings in their offices which ought to have been deposited by close of day on August 22.

Reuben Gachukia, Luke Gatimu, Maurice Ochieng, Nixon Awuor, Shaban Asman, Bedan Wambui and Chrispin Oyiro were arraigned before before Resident Magistrate Sinkian Tobiko.

The prosecution, however, applied to have the seven detained for five days to enable police conclude investigations.

In an affidavit by investigating officer Moses Gituathi , the seven  are being accused of conspiring to steal from the Nairobi County government of Nairobi.

‘’The investigating team is yet to recover revenue collection books, banking record books, banking slips and computers from the respondents of which are vital evidence in the case,” argued Gituathi.

The accused are chief cashier, finance officer, head of treasury head of revenue, in-charge of bank reconciliations and assistant cashier respectively.

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Story By Dzuya Walter
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