Woman charged with stealing 39 million from National Bank of Kenya


A woman has been charged with stealing Ksh 39 million from the National Bank of Kenya (NBK) and money laundering.

Ann Wangui Wambugu was charged that on 17th January 2018 at the NBK Harambee Avenue Branch jointly with others before court stole Sh 39,330,798.68 property of the said bank.

The accused was also charged with conspiracy to commit a felony namely theft of the above amount.

Wangui faced another count of money laundering contrary to section 3 (a) (1) as read in section 16 (1) of the proceeds of crime and anti money laundering act 2009.

She was charged that on 25th January 2018 at MERITMOS MOTORS LIMITED along Langata Road in Nairobi within Nairobi County, jointly with others before court and knowing or having reasons to have known that Sh 970,000 was or formed part of the proceeds of crime, engaged in transactions in connection with that property whose effect was to conceal or disguise the nature, source, location, disposition or movement of the said the property or ownership thereof or any interest which National Bank of Kenya Limited may have in respect thereof.

The accused denied the charges before Senior Resident Magistrate Helen Onkwani and was granted cash bail of Sh 2 million.

The case will be heard on 18th May 2018.