List: Nairobi businessmen to be arrested, charged with Sonko
Several businessmen and county officials are to be arrested and charged after an order from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DPP) boss Noordin Haji on Friday.
They are accused of irregularly receiving funds from Nairobi County, unlawful acquisition of public property, money laundering and other economic crimes.
“These individuals being charged chose to break laws, actions for which they must be held accountable in order to preserve the public trust and confidence,” said DPP Haji.
They are listed as follows:
Peter Mbugua Kariuki (County secretary)
Patrick Mwangangi (Head Supply Chain Management)
Members of the Negotiations Tender Opening and Evaluation Committee
Samuel Ndungu Mwangi
Edwin Kariuki Murimi
Lawrence Mwangi Mukuru
Preston Mwandiki Miriti
Senior Clerical Officers of Nairobi City County (NCC)
Private Persons and business entities
Antony Mwaura Ng’ang’a (Director Hardi Enterprises Limited)
Rose Njeri Nganga (Director Hardi Enterprises Limited)
Hardi Enterprises Limited
Toddy Civil Engineering
Arbab Auto Limited
ROG Security Limited
High energy Petroleum Limited
Antony Otieno Ombok (Director, ROG Security Limited, Arbab Auto Limited & High Energy Petroleum Limited)
Persons and business entities culpable for money laundering
Danson Muchemi Njunji (Director Web Tribe Limited)
Robert Muriithi Muna (Director Web Tribe Limited)
Zablon Onyango Ochomo (Agent Web Tribe Limited)
Fredrick Odhiambo ALIAS Fred Oyugi (Partner T/A Yiro Enterprises)
Web Tribe Limited
The above will face eight charges in accordance to Section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.
The charges include willful failure to comply with law relating to procurement, conflict of interest, abuse of office, unlawful acquisition of public property, deceiving principal, money laundering and acquisition of proceeds of crime.
DPP Haji has warned the suspects against misguided attempts to intimidate, threaten and malign investigating officers and agencies.
“In the same scope any attempts to instigate social unrest and incite the public will be countered with whole of government response,” warned Haji.
“Members of the public are advised not to allow themselves to be used as human shields in the defense of these officials charged. Any person who engages in such behavior will be dealt by whole of Government and held individually liable,” he added.
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