Ongoro, husband face arrest over Ksh.48M for Kasarani school that ‘does not exist’


Elizabeth Ongoro
FILE PHOTO | Elizabeth Ongoro

Former Kasarani MP Elizabeth Ongoro and her husband Ferdinand Masha Kenga have been summoned over Ksh. 48 million that was meant for construction of Kasarani Girls’ High School.

A statement from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission said the contract awarded for building the school disregarded procurement laws.

“The Commission conducted investigations and established that the school does not exist and that payments were made to different individuals and companies associated to the National Government Constituency Development Fund (CDF) patron and committee members,” EACC said.

Eight years ago, Ongoro’s husband was arrested and charged with stealing Ksh. 1.9 million from a CDF kitty.

According to the Daily Nation, he was accused of committing the offense at Cooperative Bank University Way branch on February 9.

He however denied the charges and was released on Ksh. 150,000 cash bail.

On Friday, EACC said two suspects have been arrested over the Kasarani Girls’ High School probe.

They are Kefa Omanga Omoi (former Kasarani District Development Officer) and Jecinta Akoth Opondi (former Kasarani CDF committee member).

The commission added that a total of 26 individuals and entities are to face charges over alleged embezzlement of the funds.

The following people have been ordered to present themselves at Integrity Centre immediately:

  • Elizabeth Ongoro
  • Ferdinand Masha Kenga
  • Mwalim Rashid Mrafi
  • Ruth Kanini Kitonyi
  • Sivan Onyango
  • Pamela Mudha
  • Nashon Odongo
  • Claperton Ouda
  • Douglas Parshet
  • Vitalis Obunga Ogingo
  • Maricus Otieno
  • Peter Aming
  • Maurice Orongo
  • William Ogutu Weda
  • James Juma Ochieng
  • Peter Ongeyo
  • Charles Owino
  • John Obonyo Owinga
  • James Miruka Dola

They are to be charged with conspiracy to commit an offense of corruption, misappropriation of public funds, abuse of office and engaging in a project without prior planning.

Other charges are dealing with suspect property, conflict of interest, unlawful acquisition of public property and wilful failure to comply with public procurement law.

 

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