ICTA employees charged with graft


Five employees of the  Information, Communication Technology Authority have been charged before an anti-corrruption court over Sh 96 million graft.

Felix Obonsi Ongaga, Daniel Stephen Ouma, Peter Mukangu Mwangi Anthony Nyaga Mwangi and Bernard Nyariki Kebwage (absent) are accused of stealing Sh 96,470,017 by fraudulently withdrawing the money from the authority’s bank account.

The accused persons are the Director corporate services, finance manager, accountant  and cashier respectively.

The court heard that the they committed the offence on diverse dates between 2nd June 2016 and 6th July 2017 at ICTA in Nairobi.

Ongaga faces a lone charge of stealing Sh 5,482,460 by fraudulently transferring the money to his personal account.

He further faces five counts of abuse of office by improperly conferring a benefit of the above monies.

They are also acussed of stealing by servant.

all the employees also faced a joint count of conspiring to commit an offence of corruption by engaging in a scheme to defraud the authority Sh 63,211,823.

They appeared before Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti where they denied charges. However Kibwage who failed to appear in court was issued with warrants of arrest.

They were released on a bond of 10 million or a cash bail of Sh 5 million each.

In addition, they are to sign a personal bond of Sh 2 million and deposit their passports in court.

The pretrial is set to be conducted on 6th February 2019.