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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Embu county officials make hay as Wambora suffers

Nairobi CID officers have finally unearthed a racket in which corrupt chief officers attached to the trouble-ridden Embu county government have been taking advantage of the power struggle between Governor Martin Wambora and the MCAs to loot the county kitty dry.
The CID arrested three suspects, county chief officer for health Peris Nyaga and her counterpart for public works Jamleck Nyaga who were arraigned before Embu chief principal magistrate Alfred Kabiru and charged with withdrawing double salaries from  the county government and national government.
The two were accused of defrauding the county government Sh500,000 each. Nyagah was accused of drawing Sh101,840 salary as a public health officer in Embu although she quit the job when she was appointed health chief officer.
They denied the charges and pleaded with the court for out of court settlement. The case of Jamleck who had previously worked with public works in Nyeri before joining Embu county government was referred back to his Nyeri work station.
The third suspect Beth Wanjiru who is a surveyor in the department of lands and urban development was also charged with defrauding the county government of Sh349,962 since January 2014. She was released on a Sh200,000 cash bail or Sh100,000 personal bond. Her case will be heard on March 30 2015.
Nyagah’s charges have been dropped after the court was informed she has paid a substantial amount of the money she was being accused of stealing.