DPP urges court to convict three Wajir CECs, bank manager charged with corruption

Wajir county officials and KCB Wajir branch manager before a Nairobi court at a past date

The Director of Public Prosecution has urged the court to convict three Wajir county officials charged with conspiracy to defraud the county government Sh 26.1 million.

Through assistant Prosecutor Eunice Oloo, DPP Noordin Haji urged the trial court  to find the evidence adduced during the hearing against the three enough to convict them.

This is after the court found them with a case to answer and acquitted one of the original suspects, Kenya Commercial Bank branch manager Said Ibrahim.

The three, Daud Abdullahi (economic planning executive), Ahmed Sahal (County secretary) and Jeff Mworia Kithinji (acting county public service head) were charged in November 2018 with embezzling Sh 26.1 million through KCB.

Abdullahi and Sahal further face abuse of office charges, Kithinji faces fraudulent acquisition of public property among other charges while Ibrahim was alleged to have cleared cheques that did not bear the required signatures.

“We pray you find the accused guilty of all preferred charges and proceed to sentence them accordingly,” the DPP submitted.

Their boss, Wajir county Governor Mohammed Mohamud was among the prosecution witnesses lined to testify against them. The Governor told the court he was not aware who issued instructions for the withdrawal of Sh28.1 million from the county’s coffers neither does he know who received the money or where it went.