The Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Board has defended its decision to freeze bank accounts of a NGO connected to Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
Appearing before the court on Tuesday, the NGO coordination board claimed it discovered inconsistencies in information presented before it by the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation.
NGO coordination board legal manager Nicholas Lindon, who was responding to a suit filed by Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation over the closure of its bank accounts, said an audit by the board on the foundation's files found irregularities.
He said that documents tabled before the board by the foundation contained information that could not be verified.
“There were several inconsistencies that were raised, prompting us to again write to the foundation and a suspension issued on the operations to ensure preservation of status quo to enable investigations,” Mr Lindon said.
“I wish to state that the nature of inconsistencies cannot be wished away and the copies of the said letter were sent to all the relevant parties to ensure the required support was given.”
Among the questions raised by the board about the foundation was the existence of the same auditor for a period of 10 years and inconsistencies in money donated to it and the persons it benefited.
The foundation filed a suit at the court in May to challenge an order by the NGO Coordination Board executive director Fazul Mahamed to freeze its bank accounts.
The case will be determined by Justice Roselyne Aburili on January 24th.