SENIOR NAIROBI COUNTY OFFICIALS CHARGED WITH 150 MILLION FRAUD.

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Peter Gitau Wanjera, Edna Nyaitond Mayiekai, Ephantus Gitonga Njoka, Allan Nyaga, Bernard Kigori and Charles Gatheru Mburu before Nairobi Anti-Corruption Magistrate Court.

BY NT REPORTER.

Seven Members of Nairobi City County have been charged before Nairobi Anti-Corruption Court with conspiracy to commit an economic crime contrary to the law.

Peter Gitau Wanjera, Edna Nyaitond Mayiekai, Nicholus Maina Mwangi, Ephantus Gitonga Njoka, Allan Nyaga, Bernard Kigori, Charles Gatheru Mburu and M/S Broadways Hardaware and General Supplies Limited denied the charges before Anti-Corruption Magistrate Rawlence Mugambi and denied the charges.

The court heard that they committed the offense on diverse dates between November 21, 2016 and November 30, 2016, in Nairobi City County in the Republic of Kenya being employees of the Nairobi County Government and the Director of M/s Broadways and General Supplies together with M/s Broad ways Hardware and General Supplies.

They are said to have conspired to commit an economic crime by fraudulently by inserting a bid security after the completion of the opening of tender for the supply, delivery and installation of Asphalt Plant along Nanyuki road.

Investigations by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission have since revealed that the officials substituted the tender documents which had a price of Sh50 million with one that contains a higher bid price of Sh150 million

The plea taking for Nicholas Maina, a senior aerial officer was deferred to August 2 after the court accepted the explanation given by his lawyer concerning his absence in court.

Mugambi has released each of the accused persons on a cash bail of Sh400, 000.

Alternatively they can pay a deposit of Sh1 million bond and a surety of similar amount to secure their freedom pending trial.

Adam Gedi, an officer with the EACC has been given up to August 3 to furnish the accused with documents and evidence to be relied upon during trial.

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