Seven Thika Institute employees charged with stealing Ksh. 27m

Seven employees of Thika Technical Training Institute have been charged with stealing 27 million shillings from the institution on diverse dates.

Seven employees of Thika technical institute namely Jefferson Ndichu, Mary Mumbua, John Macharia, Michael Mutugi, Samuel Thuo, Johnson Ichugu and Eunice Wairimu appeared before Thika Chief Magistrate Theresa Murigi.

Ndichu, Macharia and Mutugi were charged with stealing contrary to section 280 of the penal code.

The trio being the Principal, the Chairman of the Board of Governors and bursar are accused of stealing 19,332,487 shs between June 30 and December 30, 2016.

The fourth and fifth accused persons were charged with false accounting while the last two co-accused were Auditors at the Institution.

The case will be mentioned on October 22nd while the hearing is set for January 31, 2019.

Elsewhere, four persons charged with obtaining computers and money amounting to 88 million shillings through false pretense will have to wait for three more days in custody before their bail terms are considered.

Mapili David Mapili, Jackson Kiharo Mwondi, George Ochieng Onyango and Mercy Wahiga Wanjiku who appeared before chief magistrate Patricia Gichohi denied the charges.

The prosecution was granted three days to conclude investigations. Meanwhile the DCI has applied in a kiambu court to be given twenty-five days to continue holding five Chinese nationals who were arrested three days ago in Lavington Nairobi with items believed to be a threat to national security.

And in Eldoret, a man believed to be from a foreign country and a Kenyan Citizen were charged in court after being arrested by Public Health Officers in Eldoret town where they have been repacking and selling expired food stuffs to residents.

Kachela Rajesh Randula and Patel Rajnikant Dahyabhai jointly being directors of Eldoret Packers Limited are accused of selling different brands of expired food stuffs contrary to section 131 of the public health Act.

The two appeared before Eldoret chief magistrate Charles Obulutsa who released them on a cash bail of 100, 000 each after they pleaded not guilty. Their case will be heard on 15th November.


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