Six NCPB officials released on Ksh.100K police bond


Six NCPB officials released on Ksh.100K police bond

Six suspects arrested over the  multi billion maize scandals at the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) have been released on Ksh.100,000 police bail pending plea taking.

The six who spent the night at the Kisumu Railways police station after their arrest on Monday evening are expected to be arraigned before a Kisumu court on Thursday this week.

The six include Renson Kibet Korir Silo Manager Eldoret, Thomas Sang Extension Officer Soi ward, Jeremiah Omwayi Deputy Silo Manager Kisumu, Rodney Kimutai a trader, Laban Momanyi cashier NCPB and David Korir Assistant Chief Sionim.

Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) Regional Boss Ignatius Wekesa said the six will appear before an anti corruption court to answer to various counts of charges.

Speaking to the Press at the EACC regional offices in Kisumu on Tuesday, Wekesa says the magistrate in charge of the anti corruption court is unavailable on Tuesday.

The suspects were driven under tight security from the Railways police station to the EACC offices where they were processed including finger print taking ahead of the Thursday date with the courts.

The suspects will be charged with abuse of office, unlawful acquisition of public property, conspiracy to commit offence of corruption and willful failure to comply with the law relating to the management of public funds.

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