The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji has issued orders for the arrest of six senior Kenya School of Law (KSL) officials over alleged embezzlement of Sh198 million.
Led by the institution’s CEO Prof. Morris Kiwinda Mbondenyi, the six are accused of making illegal payments to companies linked to KSL workers for goods that were never supplied.
Mbondenyi will be arrested alongside Amos Kabue Mwangi (senior Director of Finance and Administration), and Frank Kackson Were (Finance Manager). Others are accountants Ephraim Thuku, Hudson Amwai Lwigado and Achiro Nobert Gondi.
“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.
Haji also ordered the arrest of six other suspects including Francis Mwaki, Paul Lovi Andenga (proprietor of Ademwa Enterprises), Fridah Ngoya Wanda (Ngoya Cosmetics and Frigoya Investments), Alfred Murange Lwigado (Alfrane Investments), Dennis Sam Achiro and Kenneth Ochieng–both directors of Deskench Investments.
DPP’s office approved charges against the 12 suspects following an investigation conducted by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
EACC established that KSL officials working in the Finance Department authorized payments to the companies knowing well that nothing had been supplied.
Haji said: “The Kenya School of Law lost Sh198,441,030 to business entities registered in the names of senior employees of the school.”
The suspects will face various charges including abuse of office and fraudulent acquisition of public property.