List of People Accused in the NYS Scandal as Josephine Kabura Pleads ‘Not Guilty’

By Virginia Mwangi / August 20, 2019



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Josephine Kabura, Ben Gethi, and eight others have pleaded not guilty to fresh charges against them in the 791 shilling NYS graft scandal.

Kabura was charged afresh on Tuesday, 20th August 2019 together with Ben Gethi and eight other suspects over money laundering claims that continue to hang on them almost a decade later.

The list of those accused in the 791 million shillings NYS scandal is as follows:

  1. Josephine Kabura
  2. Benson Gethi
  3. Patrick Ogolla
  4. John Kago
  5. Samuel Wachenje
  6. Anthony Gethii
  7. Benson Gachoka
  8. John Hope Vandamme
  9. Martin Wanjohi
  10. Charity Wangui
  11. Jedidah Gethi

The charges against the NYS accused state that between 1st December 2014 and 30th April 2015, they jointly engaged in an arrangement purchase motor vehicles at the cost of 23 million shillings despite knowing that the money was proceeds of a crime committed against the state.

Josephine Kabura, John Kago and Patrick Ogolla are alleged to have engaged in an arrangement to transfer 90 million shillings between December 2014 and May 2015.

Josephine Kabura and John Kago were also accused of purchasing a car worth 6.3 million shillings from the money stolen from NYS, they denied the allegations.

Kabura, Kago, Gethi and Ogolla are further accused of masterminding the purchase of a Range Rover registration number KCB 750z with 23 million shillings gotten from the NYS illegally between 31st December 2014 and 30th April 2015.

Samuel Wachenje also known as Samuel Mwadime is accused of purchasing a Toyota Prado KCE 874R with 5.2 million shillings stolen from the NYS.

Kago, Kihara and Kinuthia are accused of buying a Toyota Land Cruiser with a further 5.2 million shillings stolen from NYS.

Kabura, Kago,Gethi and John Hope are separately accused of buying a Land Cruiser under registration number KCD 536P with 5.07 million shillings stolen from the NYS.

Kabura, once more together with Kago, Charity, Patrick Ogolla and Wanjohi are accused of masterminding the transfer of 77.6 million shillings to a Faulu bank account that belongs to Gethi’s mother.

The case which has 35 witness has only seen 9 of those testify as the accused were ordered to remain on their earlier cash bails of 300,000 shillings or the alternative bong of one million shillings.

The NYS case is next set for hearing on 10th, 15th and 19th of September.

Read Also: Over Ksh 3.9 Billion of Uwezo Fund Missing as NYS Buses Stall





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