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Ben Gethi's mother told to surrender Sh7 million car

By Daniel Wesangula
Updated Sat, February 20th 2016 at 00:00 GMT +3

NAIROBI: Businessman Ben Gethi’s mother has been asked by the High Court to surrender a luxury car worth Sh7.3 million.

Charity Wangui Gethi was on February 5 ordered to surrender a black 2014 Jeep Cherokee to the Asset Recovery Agency (ARA) agency together with all its accessories.

Ben has been charged alongside others over alleged involvement in the loss of Sh791 million at the NYS.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has blamed lack of sharing of information with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which investigated the loss of funds, for the flip-flopping in the probe.

Recently appointed EACC Chairman Philip Kinisu told journalists that the two government agencies were simultaneously investigating different aspects of cases emanating from the institution, but regrettably did not share information.

A gazette notice published under the notice of preservation orders Ms Gethi to immediately surrender the logbook or certificate of registration of the vehicle to the Director of CID without fail.

The Deputy Registrar of the High Court Muthoni Kimani wrote: “The respondent Charity Wangui Gethi is ordered to surrender the motor vehicle to the Director of Criminal Investigation Department and Investigating Officer Sautet Jeremiah Matipei until further orders by this court.”

Details have emerged

In January she denied owning some parcels of land, houses and a top of the range vehicle that were suspected to have been bought with the NYS money .

At the time, Ben also denied owning the property and other assets, after ARA sued him, his mother, sister and 11 others over the looted money.

And as a multi-agency task force continues to probe the dealings at NYS, other details have emerged pointing to a possibility that the top leadership, including former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru may have been aware of some of the leakages.

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