EACC freezes sh21.2M linked to KeRRA junior accountant in graft probe
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has taken action, obtaining preservation orders from the High Court to freeze sh21.2 Million, suspected to be illicitly acquired, from three bank accounts linked to a Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) junior accountant.
The accused, Daniel Munywoki Wambua, had acquired and accumulated illicit wealth way beyond his known legitimate sources of income.
EACC informed the Court that it reasonably believed the sh21,189,125 to be illicit wealth and wanted it preserved for a period of six months pending investigations to avoid the same being dissipated, transferred, withdrawn, and or disposed of thereby rendering the intended recovery suit nugatory.
According to EACC, the money was in the bank accounts for a period of around 4 months.
Suspicion arose due to significant wealth accumulation, which seems inconsistent with the officer’s known lawful income sources, strongly indicating the corrupt acquisition of public funds.
The bank accounts of the junior accountant were frozen on the morning of August 10.
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