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KCB bank official testifies in 84 M fraud case against Samburu Governor.

by Robert Guyana

A case in which Samburu Governor Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal is charged with Sh 84 million fraud is ongoing at Milimani Anti-Corruption court.

Appearing before court to testify against the governor, KCB branch manager Maralal Johnstone Kirui explained how a petrol station associated with Lenolkulal was paid millions.

Kirui produced before Senior Principal Magistrate Thomas Nzyoki documents showing how a petrol station associated with the Governor was paid millions from May 9, 2013.

“The county government paid the petrol station using cheques of between Sh100,000 and above,” he added.

He told the court that between May 9 to December 24, 2013, Oryx Service Station had received a total of Sh3,284,760 from Samburu County Government. On May 9, 2013, Oryx Service Station received Sh 375,470.

In the case, the Governor together with his co-accused are linked to the Sh84.7-million fuel-supply scandal in which Oryx Service Station, which police believe is owned by Mr Kasaine and Mr Ndathi, was given a tender to supply the county government against the law.

He is charged alongside county secretary Stephen Siringa Letinina, Chief County Secretary Danuel Nakuo Lenolkirina, Josephine Naamo Lenasalia, Reuben Marumben Lemunyete. Linus Milton Lenolngenje, Paul Lolmingani, Benard Ltarasi Lesurmat, Lilian Balanga , Andrew Ropilo Lanyasunya, David England Loosenge and Geofrey Barun Kitewan.

The charges against them states that between March 27, 2013 and March 25, 2019 at Maralal town within Samburu County being Governor of Samburu county conspired to commit an offence of corruption namely abuse of office leading to unlawful payment of Sh84,695,996,55 to Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal Oryx Service station.

Lenolkulal and Hesbon Jack Wachira Ndathi are accused that between March 27,2013 and March 25,2019 within Samburu county being the Governor of Samburu County and Private person , they unlawfully acquired public property worth Sh. 84, 695,996.55 for the supply of fuel to Samburu County Government through Oryx Service Station.

The Governor and co-accused are out after depositing cash bail of Sh10 million each.

The matter continues tomorrow.

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