The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has recovered Sh11.4 million stolen by a former principal, his wife and a former District Accountant at a training center in Uasin Gishu County.
The Anti-graft body said the three withdrew the money in a period of three months.
“Investigations established that between 23rd February 2017 and 19th May 2017, the Principal and District Accountant in abuse of their authority as signatories to the college bank account conspired and embezzled all the funds in the subject account to the tune of Sh11,493,000,” EACC said.
“The Principal and District Accountant executed the fraud through various cheques drawn in their favour and in favour of four (4) business entities associated with them, which did not supply anything to the institution.”
Justice Esther Maina of the Milimani Law courts Nairobi in her ruling ordered the three to pay the Government the money stolen together with an annual interest of 12 per cent from the date the theft took place in 2017.
EACC filed the case on September 19, 2019, following receipt of a complaint on November 7, 2017, from the then County Secretary for Uasin Gishu.