Civil servant will get nod to fight Sh1bn forfeiture justify

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Wednesday August 18 2021

Justice James Wakiaga

Justice James Wakiaga. FILE PHOTO | NMG

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By SAM KIPLAGAT

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  • Justice Wakiaga acknowledged seven days became as soon as sufficient for Mr Musila to create submissions and additionally granted the EACC time to file a counter-application before October 5 when all the fillings would be reviewed.
  • The deem additionally prolonged orders barring Mr Musila and his important other Zipporah Mwongeli from interfering with the properties, pending the choice of the case.
  • Varied than the money, shares, land, and apartments, EACC is additionally focusing on commercial and residential plots, two colleges — Mumbe Junior Academy and Mumbe Ladies High College, four vehicles, and a ironmongery shop.

The High Court has granted a senior official at a public roads agency accused of gathering end to Sh1 billion in unexplained wealth seven days to answer to an application seeking to compel him to forfeit the resources to the Relate.

Justice James Wakiaga gave the route in a case the set aside Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) wants Benson Muteti Musila, a regional supervisor at the Kenya Rural Roads Authority, to resign to the Relate property alongside side profit 22 financial institution accounts, colleges, cars, and shares.

EACC claims the resources are segment of unexplained wealth price Sh952.3 million.

Justice Wakiaga acknowledged seven days became as soon as sufficient for Mr Musila to create submissions and additionally granted the EACC time to file a counter-application before October 5 when all the fillings would be reviewed.

The deem additionally prolonged orders barring Mr Musila and his important other Zipporah Mwongeli from interfering with the properties, pending the choice of the case.

Varied than the money, shares, land, and apartments, EACC is additionally focusing on commercial and residential plots, two colleges — Mumbe Junior Academy and Mumbe Ladies High College, four vehicles, and a ironmongery shop.

The EACC claims that most of the properties had been obtained corruptly via kickbacks from bid tenders.

The commission became as soon as within the origin focusing on bigger than Sh1.03 billion but Mr Musila satisfactorily explained properties with a cumulative label of Sh78.7 million.

The EACC says the financial institution accounts preserving Sh567.63 million and the real property property in Nairobi, Makueni and Kilifi counties may presumably well now now not had been built by his monthly salary of Sh390,000.

The EACC acknowledged a couple of deposits had been made into Mr Musila’s 21 KCB financial institution accounts and an story each and each at Cooperative Monetary institution, NBK and Absa Monetary institution.

The anti-graft agency suspects the deposits had been from contractors either seeking favours or paying wait on for jobs already awarded.

Mr Musila, nonetheless, maintained that the banks held money intended to pay workers and finance long-established design of business administration.

He acknowledged that being the regional supervisor, his salary coupled with supervisory allowances of now now not now now not as much as Sh750,000 a month intended that he would take home about Sh1.14 million.

The EACC dismissed the claims arguing the pay did now now not replicate in his returns filed with the Kenya Revenue Authority.

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