Court freezes bank accounts of Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi over alleged gold scam
The High Court in Nairobi has ordered that all personal bank accounts registered under the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Anne Atieno Amadi, her son Brian Ochieng Amadi and two others be frozen over alleged gold scam.
Justice David Majanja directed that no withdrawals should be made in the said accounts without approval.
Amadi was sued alongside her son Brian and six others by a Dubai-based company that deals with gold.
In the petition, Bruton Gold Trading LLC claims that the suspects, acting on behalf of the law firm Amadi and Associates Advocates, illegally obtained over KES 89 million for gold that they never supplied.
The Dubai company claims that it was interested in buying gold from Kenya and was introduced by one of the suspects, Daniel Ndegwa Kangara.
They alleged that after agreement between the parties, Kangara was to deliver gold which would then be exported to Dubai for sale.
It is their argument that KES 71 million was sent to Amadi’s law firm, but that no gold was ever delivered.
They also allege that the probe disclosed that the account where the money was deposited was opened by Amadi after joining the Judiciary.
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