Junior Interior ministry staff ordered to return Sh100m stolen wealth


An anti-corruption court in Nairobi has ordered an Assistant Accountant at the Ministry of Interior, to return over Sh100 million in unexplained wealth.
Thomas Njogu was accused of siphoning over Sh113 million from public coffers within eight months.
Justice John Onyiego in his ruling favoured the ethics and anti-corruption commission ordered Npogu to surrender Sh48 million in cash.
He also told the accused to return Sh67 million worth of properties of the unexplained wealth that he acquired during the short period of time.
“The burden of proof lay with the defendant (Njogu) to explain how he acquired his wealth after the plaintiff (EACC)questioned its source,” stated Justice Onyiego.
It was discovered that the accused was earning a gross salary of Sh115 000 per month but his account had over Sh111 million in cash excluding his account.
The EACC started investigating the accountant in 2017 after a tip-off that he was making unexplained deposits at several intervals in a day.


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