Land PS among 10 barred from touching money in 3 bank accounts over sh 800 million graft

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Lands Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri

Not only is the country solely focused on unearthing terror crime suspects only but our justice still has eyes on the corrupt individuals hiding Kenyans money in their pockets.

EACC instituted a proceeding to recover ksh 800 million from several companies and ten people since the agency is investigating allegations of illegal award of an overvalued tender to Estama Investment Ltd which, it claims is a scheme to defraud the Ministry of Health.

Currently the High Court has barred four companies and ten people linked to the multi-billio shilling Afya House scandal from withdrawing and transferring more than Sh94 million held in three bank accounts believed to be proceeds of crime.

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Justice Ong’undi

Among those barred from withdrawing or transferring the money are Lands PS Nicholas Muraguri, head of Supply Chain Management (Procurement) Ephantus Maina Thiga, Njange Makanga a director of  Estama Investment Limited, Business Capital Access Limited, Medafrica Limited as well as a manager at  Diversity Distributors Limited and from transferring money from Equity Bank and Kenya Commercial.

While issuing the orders, Justice Hedwig Ong’udi concurred with Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) that there were issues surrounding the procurement of the contract to supply the portable clinics.

“The defendants, by themselves, agents, servants, employees or any other person whosoever be restrained from withdrawing funds, transferring, disposing or in any other way dealing with funds held in three bank accounts,” said the judge.

She further ordered that Sh997,964 held in the account of Edmar Enterprises Limited at Equity Bank be deposited in the account of EACC at KCB Milimani branch.

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