Kenya School of Law staff implicated in Ksh198 million theft, Haji orders arrest

The Kenya School of Law (KSL). [Photo courtesy]

The Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has ordered for the arrest of six employees of the Kenya School of Law over alleged theft of Ksh198 million.

Haji in his directive on Tuesday said that the six suspects are senior staffers of KSL who irregularly paid out 198,441,030.60.

Of the six top bosses at the institution is CEO Chief Executive Officer Professor Morris Kiwinda Mbondenyi who took part in the fraudulent payment of money to companies allegedly owned by KSL employees for goods that were never supplied.

Others being sought for arrest are a senior Director of Finance and Administration Amos Kabue Mwangi, Finance Manager Frank Kackson Were, accountants Ephraim Thuku, Hudson Amwai Lwigado an Achiro Nobert Gondi who is also a director of Firmline Company.

“I am therefore satisfied that there is sufficient evidence to support charges under the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act,” Haji said in a statement.

Others who will face charges are Paul Lovi Andenga (proprietor of Ademwa Enterprises), Fridah Ngoya Wanda of Ngoya Cosmetics and Frigoya Investments, Alfred Murange Lwigado of Alfrane Investments as well as Dennis Sam Achiro and Kenneth Ochieng–both directors of Deskench Investments.

The Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) has been investigating officials and the owners of the companies which allegedly supplied goods to KSL.

EACC found out that the institutions senior employees in the Finance Department signed for the companies to complete their pay I full knowledge that nothing had been supplied.

Further, the firms were not pre-qualified by KSL and there was also a conflict of interest.

DPP Haji added that “The Kenya School of Law lost Sh198,441,030 to business entities registered in the names of senior employees of the school.”