BY SAM ALFAN.
A forensic investigator has told a magistrate trying Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal that he unearthed MPesa transactions between the county boss and businessman Hesbon Ndathi whom are facing corruption case involving Sh84,695,996.
Alex Kinyanjui, an investigator at Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (IEBC) told Anti-Corruption magistrate Thomas Nzioka that the Mpesa messages run from Feb 10, 2017 to Feb 8, 2019, sent the Governor’s apple iPhone by Ndathi.
The court heard that Ndathi sent the money to Lenolkulal in 14 transactions. He said Lenolkulal had named Ndathi in his mobile phone as hotel washira spear.
The trial court heard that several SMSs were found from Ndathi and the Governor running from February 28, 2017 and February 14, 2019. He said he submitted the information to the investigator who signed the statement on March 13, 2019.
In the case Lenolkulal is charged alongside county secretary Stephen Siringa Letinina, Chief County Secretary Daniel Nakuo Lenolkirina, Josephine Naamo Lenasalia, and Reuben Marumben Lemunyete.
Others are Linus Milton Lenolngenje, Paul Lolmingani, Benard Ltarasi Lesurmat, Lililian Balanga, Andrew Ropilo Lanyasunya, David England Loosenge and Geofrey Barun Kitewan.
The charges against them states that between March 27, 2013 and March 25, 2019 at Maralal town within Samburu County being Governor of Samburu county conspired to commit an offence of corruption namely abuse of office leading to unlawful payment of Sh84,695,996,55 to Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal Oryx Service station.
Lenolkulal and Ndathi are accused of unlawfully acquiring Sh84.6 million for the supply of fuel to Samburu County Government through Oryx Service Station.
The Governor and co-accused are out after depositing cash bail of Sh10 million each.