May 24, 2024

EACC Detail How a Junior Employee on Sh32k net pay Ended Up With Sh80m Within 4 Years

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EACC Detail How a Junior Employee on Sh32k net pay Ended Up With Sh80m Within a Period of Four Years.

Samuel Kariuki Njoroge was hired in January 2018 as finance officer II in job group K at the Environment ministry with a net pay of Sh32,000.

However, Njoroge received Sh79,763,944 from the ministry in the past four years, attracting suspicion from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission over possible embezzlement of public cash.

According to EACC detail, Samuel Kariuki Njoroge had been employed from January 2018 to March 2022.  

Before he joined the ministry, he worked at Save the Children where his net pay was Sh27,000.

The High Court has frozen the account to enable the Ethics Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to probe the source of the funds. 

EACC investigator Juliet Kavala in a sworn affidavit said Njoroge’s account had a balance of Sh22,467,999.96 by the time the agency sought freeze orders.

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The account was opened on August 21, 2009, and Njoroge is the sole signatory.

EACC says Samuel received his salary through the account and that his net earnings were between Sh31,000 and Sh42,246.70 between January 20-18 and March 2022.

“Besides his salary, the respondent has inexplicably received numerous large sums of money from the ministry amounting to Sh79,763,999.96,” Kavala said.

Njoroge received an imprest of Sh3,991,300 from the ministry for the purchase of snacks, according to an analysis of the ministry’s Integrated financial management information systems account.

Njoroge also applied for an imprest of Sh6,562,865 on June 30, 2021, and the money was credited to his account on various occasions in July 2021, according to the Ifmis.

Between March 1 and April 1, 2022, he received a total of Sh1,240,895 from the ministry. The investigators said funds designated for the purchase of snacks were irregularly acquired and spent.

The commission says the cash in Njoroge’s accounts could be proceeds of corruption.

The EACC also revealed that Njoroge has parcels of land and motor vehicles which the commission is seeking to be preserved as well.

The case will come up for mention on May 9.

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