Ben Gethi lawyers’ bank accounts frozen

By Collins Anampiu

A new multi-agency team set up by President Uhuru Kenyatta to trace and recover the cash and assets of corruption suspects has  frozen the accounts of lawyers acting for graft suspect Ben Gethi.

Three banks, K-Rep, I&M, Standard Chartered and the Nairobi Stock Exchange are at the centre of investigations by the Assets Recovery Agency-ARA for receiving cash suspected to have been stolen from the NYS.

Gethi is currently facing criminal charges of stealing 791 million Shillings from the NYS.

Twenty-two other people, including former employees of the NYS, are facing related charges. They include former Devolution PS Peter Mangiti and former NYS boss Nelson Githinji.

The ARA has identified some of the money and assets handled by Gethi’s lawyer Patrick Onyango of Ogola and Company Advocates.

The ARA will also seek to be enjoined in a court case between Onyango and I&M Bank in which the lawyer has sued the bank for dishonoring his cheques and refusing to transfer 26.9 million shillings to an account in Hong Kong.


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