Lari MP Jonah Mburu arrested for embezzling NG-CDF funds

Lari MP Jonah Mburu Mwangi has been arrested hours after the Director of Public Prosecutions approved his prosecution for embezzlement of the CDF kitty.

Mburi will be charged alongside members of Lari Constituency Development Fund in respect to stealing Ksh 27 million from the kitty.

The other suspects are Ayaan Mahadhi who is the Lari CDF funds account manager, Peter Mugo Mwangi the chairman of Lari CDF, Francis Gachoka Kamuyu who is the clerk of works Lari CDF office, Paul Nyanjui Mucheru a director at Ndembiki Limited, Grace Muthoni Macharia the sole proprietor of Oshoann general merchants and Oshland ventures.

Others are private limited liability companies that include Rumili Limited as well as Pambazuko distributors limited.

The suspects will face a variety of charges among them conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, conflict of interest, abuse of office, willful failure to comply with the laws relating to procurement, dealing with suspect property and acting without authorization.

According to the DPP, the MP alongside the other suspects indirectly and directly received Ksh 27 million being payments from various entities trading with the Lari NG-CDF between the financial year 2018/2018.

The DPP further revealed that the MP received benefits from Oshoann general merchants and Oshland ventures through Pambazuko distributors limited.

Mugo on the other hand was awarded contract tenders through various companies among them Claymug general supplies, Rumili Limited, Ndembiki Limited as well as Kianjeku Textile and uniform general supplies.

Gachoka on the other hand was awarded three tenders while Ayaan received benefits from Kianjeku Textile and uniform general supplies.

The DPP says there is sufficient evidence to charge the suspects and has directed that they be arraigned in court as soon as possible.


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