NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 5 – Three directors of companies suspected to be behind the theft of Sh51 million from the Kilifi County Government IFMIS Account has been charged in a Kilifi court.
Hearing for the case in which the trio was charged with offence of conspiring to steal nine million shillings has been set for February 28 next year.
Kilifi Senior Resident Magistrate Leah Wasighe released them on Sh5 million bond or cash bail of Sh1 million each.
Lucy Kibogo of Zohali Services Limited, Sarah Wangui Kamau of Daima One Enterprises and Stephen Mutua Ngunzi of Kilingi Investments Company Limited denied the charges.
The fourth suspect, Samuel Macharia of Kilingi Investments, did not attend the hearing because he was sick.
Kibogo was charged with conspiring, with others not before the court, to steal Sh9.2 million between October 3 and 7.
They allegedly stole the money from the Kilifi County Treasury account domiciled at the Central Bank of Kenya.
The Court heard that Kibogo received the money through the company account at Jamii Bora’s Kiongozi Branch in Nairobi.
Kamau was accused of stealing Sh11.3 million which she allegedly received through Daima One’s Account at Equity Bank’s Ngara Branch in Nairobi.
The court heard that Ngunzi received Sh6.7 million through Kilingi Investments’ account at Consolidated Bank, Umoja Branch in Nairobi.
Buku has been accused of dishonestly receiving Sh7.8 million through Kilingi Investments’ Account at Diamond Trust Bank, Village Market.
He was ordered to appear in court to take plea on December 7 after his lawyer convinced the Court against issuing a warrant for his arrest.