KEMSA scandal whistle blower, two employees charged with abduction, impersonation and forgery


The whistle blower in the KEMSA Covid-19 embezzlement and two of his employees have been charged with abduction of a businessman, obtaining and impersonation before a Nairobi court. 

Godwins Otieno Agutu who is the director of Network Action Against Corruption and this two worker Ken Kimanthi Gichovi and Alex Mutua Mutuku are accused of falsely presenting themselves as employees of Kenya Revenue Authority and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to Vijay Patel the proprietor of Hytech Investment shop. 

The trio is also charged with obtaining Sh 500,000 from Patel with intent to defraud, by falsely pretending they were from KRA and in a position to assist him in reducing the amount of tax he owed the taxman. 

The accused persons are alleged to have committed the offence on 25th September this year at Hytech Investment shop along Kombo Munyiri road in Nairobi jointly with others not before court.

The accused persons also face a charge of abducting and detaining Patel from his shop on 28th September 2020 jointly with others not before court.

They are also charged with using a government vehicle registration during their illegal activities in committing the offences.

Agutu is further facing two two counts of forgery. The court heard that he forged a staff employment card purporting it to be genuine, issued to him by the office of the President, Department of interior and forging a ticket number for an official government vehicle with intent to deceive.

They denied the charges before Senior Resident Magistrate David Ndungi and were granted a bond of Sh 500,000 or alternative cash bail of sh 100,000.