Nairobi County assembly staff, businessman charged with fraud
SEE ALSO :Photos: CS Matiang’i inspects PSVsThe other officials faced additional charges of undue influence and conflict of interest by failing to disclose that they had shares in the companies irregularly awarded contracts by the assembly. “On June 29 2017, the officials jointly conferred a benefit to Primara Ventures Ltd and fraudulently made payments of Sh997,926 to the company for books not delivered thereby causing the County assembly to lose public funds,” read the charge sheet. The accused were charged following investigations after the County Assembly's internal audit report for the 2016/2017 financial year showed discrepancies in financial expenditure. According to the prosecution, the audit report revealed that Primara Ventures was irregularly awarded a tender for the supply of books to the Nairobi County Assembly Resource Centre and the money paid on June 29, 2017 although no books were supplied. They all denied the charges before senior principal magistrate Lawrence Mugambi who released each on a cash bail of Sh300,000.
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