By Beth Nyaga
The Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko has ordered for the prosecution of eleven individuals suspected of laundering over 791million shillings allegedly stolen from the National Youth Service.
Tobiko says his directive is informed by the evidence gathered by banking fraud investigation unit on 21st January this year and satisfies enough attestation of the offense of money laundering contrary to section 3 & 4 of the proceeds of crime and money laundering act.
Among those targeted for prosecution include; Benson Gethii Wangui, Charity Wangui Gethi, Jedidah Wangari Wangui, Josephine Kabura Irungu, John Kago Ndung’u, Samuel Wacheje, Patrick Onyango Ogola, Antony Gethii Kihara, Paul Kinuthi Gachoka, John Hope Vandamme, and Martin Gachara Wanjohi.
The DPP says that special focus should be given to the 11 suspects alleged to have benefited from the multi-million shillings loot.
According to the DPP, there is enough evidence to prosecute the suspects.
The scandal led to the resignation of the then Devolution Cabinet Secretary Ann Waiguru who has since been cleared of any wrong doing by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
The DPP has also directed the prosecution of four companies and five individuals in relation to the impounded sugar, ethanol and motor vehicle parts at the port of Mombasa.
The nine culprits are Abdala Roka Godana, Reuben Gachau Mwihaki, Pius Kinyua- Director Dansaf logistics, Mary Gathema – Director Dansaf logistics and Hilary Kipruto Bett – verification officer KRA.
The four companies are Midstar Forwarders Co Limited, Rwagacha Suppliers, Dansaf Logistics Limited and Pacific International Lines (K) Limited.
The DPP has further directed the investigations of other six companies and their directors within seven days over the port scum.