Nairobi County govt official charged with stealing a case file


A Nairobi County Government accountant has been charged with stealing a case file.

Christopher Irungu Ngugi who is an accountant in the Legal department of the county government is accused of stealing the file valued at Sh 47,550 containing payment documents of M/S Proland Limited in connection to civil case No. HCJR/433/2009, the property of the county government which got into his possession by virtue of his employment.

Ngugi is alleged to have committed the offence on 6th May 2019 at the City Hall within Nairobi jointly with others not before court.

The accused denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku.

The parties in the stolen file are Iris Properties Limited and Poland Limited Vs Nairobi County Government.

The file concerned a judgement against Nairobi county which was to pay Sh 30 million to IRIS and Proland which had accrued interest of up to Sh 170 million.

Warrants of arrest had been issued against four Nairobi County government officials.

Yesterday, High Court however suspended the arrest warrants issued against them.

The warrants issued against acting county Secretary Simon Morintat Leboo, County executive member finance Pauline Kahiga, finance officer Halkano Waqo and treasurer Johnson Akongo were suspended by Justice John Mativo.

They argue that they are not in control of budgetary or resource allocation of the County Government.