NACADA suspends CEO, six others over alleged cash theft

Former NACADA boss John Mututho suffers setback as running mate decamps to the incumbent Kinuthia Mbugua's side. Photo/File

The National Authority for Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) chairman John Mututho has suspended seven top officials including the CEO Dr William Okedi for alleged misappropriation of 99 million shillings.

The seven are accused of facilitating procedural procurement of an audit firm, the Earnst and Young as fund manager to disburse 99 million shillings to fictitious non-governmental officials.

The others are John Muturi who is the tender committee chair, Antony Munyui a procurement officer, Zed Wekesa and Steven Kimani who are members of the tender committee as well as Samuel Makini a finance officer and Henry Taiti an accountant.

NACADA boss accuses them of facilitating the illegal funding of 86 non-registered non-governmental organisations in the campaign against drugs and alcohol abuse.

They are also alleged to be behind the withdrawal of up to 500 million shilling from one of NACADA’s bank accounts disguised as advocacy funds.

The seven have been suspended for three months and directed to present themselves to the anti-graft body EACC and other investigating arms of government.


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2 thoughts on “NACADA suspends CEO, six others over alleged cash theft”

  1. Even mututho should go !…how can that happen and he is not aware ?…sleeping on job factor !…trying to pretend he is not aware !…total failure !

    1. Couple of questions for you Tony…
      1.Supposing you were to steal from someone,would you alert the victim that you’re about to steal from him/her?
      2.Having been busted as a thief [because,maybe you alerted them you’re going to steal from them,dummy!],would you hence infer that the authorities are sleeping on their job?

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