Thika TTI principal, 5 others to be charged with graft

October 8, 2018 9:32 am
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Through its Twitter account, the DCI stated that the officials who were arrested on Sunday “will be charged with misappropriation and embezzlement of public funds after they facilitated irregular payments.”/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 8 – The Thika Technical Training Institute principal and five other officials will on Monday be charged over the misappropriation of Sh27 million.

Through its Twitter account, the DCI stated that the officials who were arrested on Sunday “will be charged with misappropriation and embezzlement of public funds after they facilitated irregular payments.”

They will also be charged with neglect of official duty, making a document without authority contrary to the law, and wilful failure to comply with applicable procedures and guidelines relating to the management of public funds.

Those arrested include Mary Mumbua Kyengo Micheni who is the principal, former principals Jefferson Kariuki and John Mwangi, ex-finance officer Samuel Gakumo, Internal Auditor Johnson Kihumba Ichugu and Eunice Njuguna Wairimu, a Ministry of Education Auditor in Thika.

The Technical Institute had been nominated to spearhead the Big 4 Agenda on Technical Innovation in ICT, but the donor and government funds were misappropriated for personal use, according to police.

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