EACC granted 14 days to confirm death of graft suspect

Ex MP Elizabeth Ongoro [photo: Citizen tv]

Tuesday, 20th October – The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has 14 days to file a report in court to confirm whether Nahashon Odongo, former Nairobi provincial accountant, one of the accused persons charged alongside Ex-MP Elizabeth Ongoro in a sh49 million fraud case is deceased.

The fraud case was listed for pre-trial but Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi adjourned the matter to 16 November pending the report and progress on two other accused persons.

Ongoro was last year charged alongside twenty others over embezzlement of sh48.9 million from the Kasarani Constituency Development Fund. When she was Member of Parliament from 2007 to 2013, she was the Patron at the Kasarani National Government Constituency Development Fund Committee.

Others facing the charges are Ongoro’s husband Ferdinand Masha Kenga, Silvan Onyango, Pamela Mudha, Nashon Odongo among others. The prosecution told the court that Pamela and Silvan have never been arrested. the investigating officer admitted to having challenges locating the two suspects.

Anti-Corruption Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi said that the matter cannot proceed in their absence. He then said that in the event they are not presented in court by the next hearing, their charge sheet will have to be ammended and trials will proceed with the accused persons who will be present.

The Kasarani Girls High School project was conceptualized by the area CDF committee with the 48.9 M shillings allocated and paid out.

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