The company, according to court records, admitted to laundering proceeds of crime between July 29, 1999 and October 19, 2001.
was created in the 1980s by Mr Gichuru to receive kickbacks for the
award of tenders to foreign firms during his tenure at Kenya Power. The
funds were usually disguised as consultancy fees or commissions charged
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Capital News further reported that the Royal Court of Jersey made the confiscation order of
£3,281,897.40 (KES 467,456,138.41) and US$540,330.69 (KES 54,961,259.83) on
Wednesday and subsequently confiscated the cash which was held in the
offshore account of Windward Trading Limited.
Jersey’s Attorney General Robert MacRae said the move effectively
stripped the company of all its assets, leaving his office to focus on
the ongoing effort to bring Gichuru and former Energy Cabinet Minister
Chris Okemo to justice.
He stated that the corrupt activities took place in Kenya where
Windward’s beneficial owner, Gichuru is resident and that during the
period, he was also the Chief Executive Officer of KPLC.
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