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Controller of Budget Margaret Nyakango Arrested Over Fraud

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has approved a case against the Controller of Budget, Margaret Nyakango.

The case was filed by a Kenyan citizen, Claudia Mueni Mutungi, and includes charges of conspiracy to defraud, a violation of Section 317 of the Penal Code.

Nyakango is not alone in facing these charges. She will be joined by ten other individuals, namely Jackson Ngure Wanjau, Susan Kendi, James Makena Wanyagi, John Muchira Kithaka, Jane Karuu Ndanyi and Muthoni Elphas.

Others are Joan Chumo, Mercy Ndura Mukora, Gregory Mwangangi Mailu, and Michael Kipkurui.

The file against the ten was first submitted for perusal and advice on July 6, 2022.

Upon perusal, we identified some areas that needed to be covered. Vide our letter, Ref. No. ODPP/HQ/CAM/2/000389 dated September 2, 2022, we directed that the said areas be covered,” the ODPP said in a statement to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

The DPP has further directed that the suspects be charged with operating a Sacco without a license, a contravention of Section 24 as read with Section 66 of the Sacco Societies Act, 2008.

Additional charges include forgery, as per section 345 read with section 349 of the Penal Code, and uttering a false document, a violation of section 353 of the Penal Code.

She was trailed in Mombasa and arrested by Police and awaits to be arraigned before court.

This case marks a significant event in the ongoing efforts to uphold accountability and transparency within public offices.

As the legal proceedings unfold, the public eagerly awaits the outcome and its implications for the future.

Lawrence Baraza

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