EACC forensic analyst shows court millions sent to Samburu Governor

Samburu County Governor Moses Lenolkulal

A forensic analyst at the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission has produced documents showing millions of cash sent to Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal

Alex Kinyanjui told trial magistrate Thomas Nzioka that he found Mpesa transactions between Lenolkulal and his co-accused Hesbon Ndathi. They allegedly transacted monies amounting to over Sh 76 million.

The Governor is facing four counts of abuse of office and conflict of interest leading to the loss of Sh 84 million of public funds.

The court heard Ndathi sent the money to him in a total fourteen transactions.

The court also heard that the Governor had saved Ndathi as Hotel Wachira Spear in his phone,

Lenolkulal Oryx Service station

The Governor is accused of using his company, Oryx Service Station to supply petrol and diesel to the county. 

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Kinyanjui testified that data from the IFMIS system showed payment by Samburu county to Oryx Service Station. This was received from 22nd August 2014 to 16th January 2019. The cash amounted to Sh 73 million.  

However, the invoice indicated Sh 76 million.

Further, the analyst told the court that several documents were submitted to their office for examination.

“From the exhibits, there was a memo recovered in the governor’s office. The memo asked him to extract all data pertaining to financial assets,” Kinyanjui testified.

Other accused persons in the case are Lenolkulal’s Deputy governor Julius Lawrence Leseeto, county secretary Stephen Letinina and Chief County Secretary Danuel Lenolkirina.

Others are Josephine Lenasalia, Reuben Lemunyete, Linus Lenolngenje, Paul Lolmingani, Benard Lesurmat, Lililian Balanga, Andrew Lanyasunya, David Loosenge and Geofrey Kitewan.

In addition, Lenolkulal and Ndathi face another count of unlawful acquisition of the Sh 84.6 million from the county government.

The court heard that the Governor irregularly obtained Sh 84.7 million by supplying fuel to the Samburu County Government.

The accused persons are alleged to have committed the offence between 27th March 2013 and 25th March 2019 at Maralal town.