EACC obtains orders to freeze accounts of Treasury’s Charles Mutiso

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A Nairobi Anti-corruption court has given the EACC orders to freeze the bank accounts of Treasury deputy director of external resources Charles Muia Mutiso over his Sh 41 million “acquired wealth”.

High Court judge Mumbi Ngugi allowed the accounts to be frozen after the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission told the court that it is apprehensive Mutiso will withdraw or transfer the money in his various bank accounts if no order prohibiting him is issued.

The commission said they received information that Mutiso has accumulated assets that are disproportionate to his known legitimate sources of income.

“Preliminary investigations have established that Mutiso was employed at the National Treasury and planning as senior assistant director external resources with effect 16th July 2014 and promoted to on 1st August 2019 to deputy director external resources,” the court was told.

Mutiso has allegedly received credit amounting to Sh 41,825,570 through four bank accounts between 1st April 2015 to and 30th April 2020.

The court heard that the respondent has in his Cooperative bank accounts Sh 2 million, Sh 20,192,637, Sh 16,403,633 at Absa bank accounts and Sh 3,249,300 at KCB bank.

Investigations have further revealed that as of 30th July 2020, the deputy earned a monthly net salary of Sh 144,675.60 and an average net of Sh 118,691.17 between April 1,2015 and 30th April 2020.

It has also been established that between 1st April 2015 and 30th April 2020, Mutiso has acquired the following properties, L.R No. Nairobi/Block 140/775 in Nairobi, L.R No.Donyo sabuk/Kiboko block in Matungulu, Machakos, L.R No. 209/16764-IR 102436 in Nairobi, L.R No. 209/12108 in Nairobi, L.R.No Matungulu Sengani/3503 in Machakos and a motor vehicle.