Officers of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Fee (EACC) have arrested former assistant minister Danson Mungatana over the theft of Sh51 million from the Kilifi County authorities.

Mr Mungatana was arrested Thursday morning along with 21 others, together with officers of Kilifi County authorities.

They are going to be charged in Malindi Thursday morning.

Mr Mungatana was arrested whereas on his approach to Kajiado whereas the opposite suspects had been arrested in several components of the nation together with Nairobi.

These arrested embrace former principal accountant Josephine Muramba, senior accountant John Kalume, deputy director, accounts division Paul Mwazo, procurement officer Embrahim Mwanje and businesswomen Benaya Mugavana and Lucy Kibogo.

SUSPECTS AT LARGE

In a report seen by the Nation, EACC says 14 different suspects who’re at massive are being pursued over the matter.

In accordance with EACC, the suspects payed the quantity to 6 firms for companies that they didn’t supply and items not provided as required.

The personal firms embrace Daima One Enterprises, Zohali Sevices Restricted, Makegra Provides Limite, Kilingi Investments Firm Restricted, Management Edge Related Restricted and Johazi Funding Firm.

The anti-corruption fee stated that native service orders (LSO) used for the transactions had been pretend as they didn’t originate from the county authorities.

The fee additional says that the county officers who’ve been arrested processed and authorised funds for companies not delivered.

MILLIONS STOLEN

In 2017, a courtroom enjoined the previous Garsen MP in a case involving one of many firms suspected to have stolen hundreds of thousands of shillings from the Kilifi County authorities’s Central Checking account.

Kilifi Chief Justice of the Peace D W Nyambu then dominated that Mr Mungatana responds to allegations made by a director of Zohali Provides Ltd that he benefited from the Sh51 million belonging to the county, allegedly stolen by means of the Built-in Monetary Administration Data System (Ifmis).

Ms Lucy Wanjugu Kibogo, a director of Zohali, had implicated Mr Mungatana within the theft, saying she obtained hundreds of thousands of shillings on his behalf.

ACCOUNTS OVERDRAWN

In her sworn affidavit, Ms Kibogo stated that Mr Mungatana approached her in 2016, telling her he was anticipating to obtain enormous quantities of cash and that he wished her to obtain it on his behalf since his (Mungatana’s) financial institution accounts had been overdrawn.

“On October 4, 2016, I used to be credited Sh5.three million in my Jamii Bora Checking account along with Ms Muthoni, and Mr Mungatana forwarded me a doc copy displaying the supply of the funds [to be] Kilifi County authorities,” she said.

Ms Kibogo additional stated that she withdrew the cash and forwarded it to Mr Mungatana after accumulating her fee.

She additionally submitted copies of her financial institution assertion, receipts and phone conversations with Mr Mungatana, which had been allegedly extracted by detectives.