Police seek to detain Nairobi county Chief finance officer Luke Gatumu and six others found by Sonko with Sh 7.8 million

The police are seeking five more days to detain seven Nairobi county employees who were found with more than Sh 7.8 million in their possession by Nairobi county Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko on August 23rd 2017.

Reuben Njuguna Gachukia, Luke Mugo Gatumu, Maurice Okere Ochieng, Nixon Otieno Awuor, Shaban Asman, Bedan Ndegwa Wambui, Chrispine Otieno Oyiro were arrested on August 29th 2017 at around 6.30 pm after a follow up to a report made by the Governor.

The seven, Chief Cashier, Finance officer, Head of treasury, Head of revenue, 2nd in charge of revenue, in- charge bank reconciliations, and assistant cashier respectively were found with the money in their offices of which they ought to have deposited by closure of business on August 22 2017 as a matter of procedure.
The seven are likely to be charged with the offence of abuse of office in that being employees of the county government abused the authority by failing to bank revenue daily collection on August 22.
The court heard that the investigating team seeking the five days as it is yet to recover revenue collection books, banking record books, banking slips and computers from the respondents which will be used in the case against them.
Resident magistrate Sinkiyian Tokibo will deliver the ruling on further detention today at 3.30 pm.

The governor made an impromptu visit to the offices a day after his Deputy Polycarp Igathe toured the office and raised his concerns over its operations. He later visited DCI headquarters and met DCI Ndegwa Muhoro in a meeting he asked him to send a team to investigate operations there