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Nairobi County official charged for stealing KES 400 million

15 June 2015, 18:32 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - A Nairobi County official has been tasked with explaining how he transacted KES 400 million despite having a monthly salary of just KES 85,000.

The official has been taken to court by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commision EACC and charged with fraud as well as being tasked with explaining how he ended up transacting the 400 million over the year 2014.

Jimmy Kiamba is the Chief Financial Officer of the Nairobi County Government and takes home the monthly salary as his only supposed income.

However, he owns two maisonettes in Nairobi South C, a town house in the high end Kileleshwa neighbourhood, four apartments in the equally plush Kilimani area and eight plots of land in Muthaiga, Mavoko and Machakos.

It is understood that Kiamba also owns a fleet of six cars.

The EACC says that considering his monthly income as well as allowances, he could not possibly be able to earn that much and own as many assets as he does.

They believe that has stolen the money from the County Council and wants his accounts frozen in-order to stop him from disposing the items until the case is over.

" The accused is thought to be in the process of disposing of the money so the court is urged to issue orders to freeze the accounts until the case is determined," the EACC said in its submisson.

On his part, Kiamba says that the property and money was acquired through a loan he took up with Equity Bank and that his wife's company Jimise LTD would suffer if the accounts were frozen.

He insists that he has done no wrong and has implored the court not to take any drastic action.

Kiamba is not new to court action on corruption charges.

In April, he was accused alongside his secretary Regina Rotich of conspiring to defraud the county of KES 17.9 million and also separately is out on a KES 2 million bail for trying to forge documents to embezzle funds.

The EACC says that if given time, it will prove that Kiamba has indeed been the godfather of corruption in the county offices.

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