In Summary
  • 12 employees were presented to take plea but their defence counsel challenged the ambiguity of the 57 page charge sheet.
  • The charges range from abuse of office, conspiracy to defraud
  • One suspect was hospitalised
Twelve National Intelligence Services’ (NIS) Njiwa sacco employees who allegedly swindled Ksh.160 million has been charged at the Kahawa Law Court. 

The prosecution presented a  historic 57 page charge sheet with 232 charges against the accused. The charges range from abuse of office, conspiracy to defraud, stealing by servant forgery among others.

The twelve accused through lawyer Danstan Omari had challenged the charges on grounds that the charge sheet was defective.

The court however dismissed the lawyer’s application noting that there are no guidelines laid out in the number of charges the prosecution has to put in a charge sheet.

Among the twelve are; Amos Kipchumba who was the internal auditor, the loans manager Violet Wali, the accountant Caren Langat and system analysts Hamisi Zaunga and Miriam Nthenya.

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Others are a teller identified as Nicodemus Osiemo, Eric Rono from Sure-step Systems, Moses Ntoinya, an NIS officer who allegedly colluded with the Sacco staff to siphon the funds, Tony Wabomba a former employee of the Njiwa Sacco society, Karen Jepkemboi, Daniel Mweteri and Sammy Afubwa.

The court was told that Mirriam Nthenya fell ill while in cell and was taken to Agha Khan Hospital where she is admitted and receiving treatment. She has been granted a personal bond of 10 million by the court.

September 26, 2023

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