Four former top officials of Nairobi county government have been jailed by the anti-corruption court for their role in an 18 million shillings fraud.
In the judgment delivered by Justice Esther Maina, the ex-officials who served during the tenure of Governor Evans Kidero were given an option of paying a fine of a total of 21.4 million shillings.
They include former County Chief Finance Officer Jimmy Kiamba and former secretary Lilian Ndegwa, who have been fined 9.6 million shillings each in default serve 12 years in jail. Also jailed are former senior secretary in the department of finance Regina Chepkemboi Rotich and former head of treasury Stephen Ogaga Osiro, who have been fined 1 million and 1.2 million shillings, respectively, in default they will each serve three years in prison.
The sentences stemmed from Justice Maina’s decision to overturn a magistrate’s ruling in 2018 that had acquitted the ex-officials, citing sufficient evidence to support the graft charges.