The Ethics And Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has filed a suit in the High Court in Nairobi seeking to recover Ksh24,999,600 allegedly embezzled by officials of Turkana County Government through a private company.
The Commission commenced investigations following an allegation that officials of Turkana County Government were also Directors of Amailo Investment Limited Company, which company has been trading with the County Government of Turkana since January 2014. During that period Ksh185,638,899 was deposited in the Company's account at Equity Bank Lodwar by the County Government of Turkana.
According to EACC, investigations established that indeed the County employees were using their relatives to trade with the County Government of Turkana Contrary to Sec.42(3) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003.
Investigations further established that the Company did not supply the County Government of Turkana with 6024 bags of Corn Soya blend and in spite of the failure to deliver the subject goods, the Company was paid Ksh24,999,600.
EACC has instituted a suit for recovery of Ksh24,999,600 being payment made to Amailo Investment Co.Ltd for goods not delivered.
In its application made under Certificate of Urgency filed on July 13, 2022, EACC sought orders that pending determination of the suit, the company be restrained from transferring or withdrawing funds from its account at Equity Bank.
The orders were granted by Lady Justice Esther Maina Maina on July 14, 2022, prohibiting Amailo Investment Ltd from dealing with the funds in its bank account, pending a determination on whether the funds are proceeds of corruption.