5 theft suspects
charged in Kitui
By Anchor Reporter, Kitui, January 2016
THE Wife of a Kitui County Minister is among five businesspeople charged with stealing nearly Sh 28m from the County. Faith Kithele Mulatya,36, also a gospel singer, Sarah Wangui Kamau, 39, Mary Waithera Gikungu, 49, and Margaret Musee, 36, and Alex Kioko are accused of hacking the county’s accounts at various banks between March and December last year, stealing Sh 27.8m.
|A section of the suspects in court|
Faith is the wife of Kitui County Environment Executive George Mulatya. They allegedly stole Sh4 million to Sh6 million at various intervals from the county’s recurrent expenditure account at the Central Bank of Kenya, Nairobi a manner that is yet to be disclosed.
They appeared before Kitui Principal Magistrate Esther Boke and denied the charge. The charge was also consolidated with another of attempting to defraud the county between March and October last year by pretending that they would supply stationery.
Mr Joseph Mutia is prosecuting the matter whileMr Peter Mutisya is representing Ms Kithele. The rest are represented by lawyer Joseph Muinde
They were released on Sh 4 million bond each with a surety of a similar amount.The case will be heard on February 10.
Among those listed to testify is the Kitui County CID director Shem Nyamboki.