Five men Francis Mwanzia Kalii, Edwin Maburi Anyega, Meshack Kibet Derem, Joseph Ndetto Mutia and Abraham Ntabo Ombati before the Nairobi court where they are facing charges of stealing Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprises Development property valued at over 64 million shillings.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Five senior officials in the ministry of Industrialization have been charged with the theft of Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprises Development property valued at over 64 million shillings.
The five men; Francis Mwanzia Kalii, Edwin Maburi Anyega, Meshack Kibet Derem, Joseph Ndetto Mutia and Abraham Ntabo Ombati pleaded not guilty to the charges before the Nairobi Chief Magistrate, Daniel Ogembo, and were released on a cash bail of Ksh 200,000.
The court heard that they jointly stole the said property at Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute stores in Nairobi.
The five are alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between March 29 and October 7, 2015 at the Ministry of Industrialization offices.
Francis Mwanzia Kalii was further charged with being in possession of Public Stores contrary to the law.
According to the charge sheet, he had in his possession eight Electric compressors ,six grinding plates felt, one wielding machine,86 leather Aprons, six pieces floor sanders and five and half packets of rode wire.
The items had a logo of Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development and were reasonable suspected of having been stolen or unlawfully obtained.
The five appeared before Nairobi Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo and denied the charges.
They were released on a bond of sh 1 million with one surety of a similar amount or a cash bail of sh 200,000.
Warrant of arrest was issued against the sixth accused person Eunice Khalavali Miima who was not in court.
The case will be heard on November 29.