The High Court has frozen Sh58 million held in accounts belonging to a senior manager at Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco).
Peter Maina Njehia is accused of acquiring that money through public funds embezzlement.
Anti-Corruption High Court Judge, Esther Maina issued the orders prohibiting Njehia from selling, transferring or disposing of the properties following a suit by the anti-graft commission claiming that the assets were acquired through fraud.
“An order be and is hereby issued prohibiting the respondent (Njehia) his agents, servants or any other person from withdrawing, transferring, disposing of, wasting and/or in any other way dealing with the funds held in the Sacco and investment accounts listed,” she ruled.
Justice Maina has also prohibited Njehia from transferring or withdrawing money including Sh13,557,385.00 which is being held as share capital at Stima Sacco Ltd, Sh11, 913,750.00 being held as a deposit at Alpa, Stima Sacco, Sh10 million held in the shares account among others held in the name of Peter Njehia.
The monies held in various Saccos and Investment accounts, have been frozen for a period of six months to allow the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate allegations of graft.
Njehia, currently serving as a Senior Manager, Supply Chain at the company is accused of amassing a lot of wealth as a result of the corrupt conduct including over forty (40) landed properties in Nairobi, Nakuru and Nyandarua Counties.
According to EACC, the senior official has over eight high-end motor vehicles, investments in Saccos, investment companies, private companies and business interests in the said counties.
EACC claims that Njehia has unexplained assets disproportionate to his known legitimate source of income and specifically his salary as a public officer.
The commission’s analysis shows Njehia’s bank and Sacco/investment accounts has approximately total credits of over Sh76 million and over Sh64 million in share deposits respectively.