Directors of 8 companies in Kenya Power scandal charged


Directors of 8 companies in Kenya Power scandal charged
Directors of companies implicated in the multi-million Kenya Power scandal. PHOTO| AGNES OLOO

In Summary

  • The accused persons denied the charges and were released on different terms of cash bail ranging from Ksh.400, 000 to Ksh.800,000.
  • The case will be heard on August 8, 2018.

The directors of companies implicated in the multi-million Kenya Power scandal were Monday arraigned in court to answer to fraud allegations.

The companies implicated in the scandal include Millous Enterprises Company, Kazimix Enterprises, Petsus Investments, Jake Building and Constructions Ltd, Wachema Investments, Touchline Electricals, Mint Ventures and Appenco Holding Ltd.

It was alleged that Catherine Mwangi, the Director of Millous Enterprises Ltd, fraudulently obtained Ksh.1,413,492 million of public funds from Kenya Power having been irregularly prequalified for labour and transport services.

Charles Muthui and Samuel Gichini, who are alleged to be Directors of Appenco Enterprses, were accused of fraudulently receiving Ksh.231,107 from Kenya Power while Francis Thuku and Petty Wanjiku from Mint Ventures are accused of having pocketed Ksh.1,702,208.

The court, under Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi, further heard that Hillary Njaramba of Touchline Investments and Alice Wanjiku of Wachema Limited received Ksh.8,333,933 and Ksh.623, 960 respectively.

Others charged include Catherine Wambui of Kazimix Limited, who was accused of fraudulently receiving Ksh.1, 413, 492, Susan Wanjiru of Ptesus Limited (Ksh.112,483) and Jane Kingori of Jake Building and Construction (Ksh.623, 960.)

The accused persons denied the charges and were released on different terms of cash bail ranging from Ksh.400, 000 to Ksh.800,000.

The case will be heard on August 8, 2018.

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