By: OBED SIMIYU
Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has directed the immediate prosecution of Devolution PS Peter Mangiti and National Youth Service (NYS) Director Nelson Githinji over fraudulent IFMIS transactions.
Mr Tobiko outlined seven criminal offences that he says were committed.
Also recommended for prosecution alongside the two is businessman Benson Gethi Muchemi.
According to Mr Tobiko, the trio tried to intimidate a NYS senior deputy director-general in charge of administration, Mr Adan Gedo Harakhe, so he could not report and follow up with the Criminal Investigations Department over the conspiracy to steal Sh695,400,000 from NYS.
“They also threatened and intimidated Mr Halakhe with consequences if he proceeded to decommit from the IFMIS system the said sum of Sh695,450,000,” said Mr Tobiko in a statement to newsrooms on Monday evening.
Mr Tobiko accuses the trio of tampering with a public officer; stealing; conspiracy to defraud the NYS of Sh791,385,000; conspiracy to defraud the NYS of Sh695,400,000; engaging in organised criminal activity; making a false document; and abuse of office.
SOURCE: DAILY NATION