EACC GETS CONVICTION ON A FORMER PERMANENT SECRETARY AND FORMER MANAGING DIRECTOR
Mrs. Rebecca Mwikali Nabutola former Permanent Secretaries in the Ministry for Tourism and Wildlife has been jailed for four years without an option of a fine while Dr. Ongong’a Achieng’, former Managing Director of the Kenya Tourist Board, Duncan Muriuki Karuuru a former member of the Board of Directors of the Kenya Tourist Board were jailed for three years without an option of a fine for conspiracy to defraud the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife of a sum of Ksh.8.9million.
The former PS was also charged with willful failure to comply with the law relating to procurement procedures. The former member of the Board of Directors was convicted also on Abuse of Office, Wilful failure to comply with the law relating to procurement procedures and fraudulently acquisition of public property. The former Managing Director of the Kenya Tourist Board was convicted of another two counts of Wilful failure to comply with the law relating to procurement procedures and fraudulently making payment from public revenues for services not rendered. They were all acquitted on abuse of office charges and conflict of interest.
This is a major mile stone for the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission in fighting corruption through the criminal justice system
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012