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SH 160m NIS fraud Suspects Charged.

by Robert Guyana

The court sitting in Kahawa says that it is the first time that the prosecution has tabled a charge sheet in court with over 200 criminal counts.
The prosecution on Monday presented a 57 page chargesheet with 232 cahrges.
While dismissing an application by Nine employees of Njiwa sacco who are expected to take plea over the disappearance of 160 million shillings from the savings society, the court noted that there no guidelines laid out in the way the number of charges the prosecution has to put in a charge sheet.
The nine officers through lawyer Danstan Omari had challenged the charges on grounds that the charge sheet was defective. The prosecution has listed at least 232 charges against the nine ranging from abuse of office, conspiracy to defraud, stealing by servant forgery among other charges.
Others are a teller identified as Nicodemus Osiemo, Eric Rono from Sure-step Systems, Moses Ntoinya an NIS officer who colluded with the SACCO staff to siphon the funds and Tony Wabomba a former employee of the SACCO society
The nine 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.
Meanwhile the court was told that Mirriam Nthenya fell ill while in cell and was taken to Aghakhan Hospital where is admitted and receiving treatment.
She has been granted a personal bond of 10 million by the court as she gets treatment.

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