Detectives allowed access to homes of Kenya Power staff in Sh1b fraud claims

Detectives are investigating five Information and Technology (IT) staff at Kenya Power over suspicion of committing fraud amounting to Sh1 billion.
Juliet Kimwei attached to DCI headquarters Serious Crimes Unit week moved to court where she made an application for a search warrant order into the homes of the staff.
The five were identified as Tonny Kaberia Mwaongera, Samson Githundi Kimani, Angela Njeri Kiama, James Kariuki and Shadrack Kitavi.
Ms. Kimwei who is the investigating officer in the matter told Kiambu Senior Principal Magistrate Stella Atambo that she was probing a case of conspiracy to defraud the company by the said staff.
She told the court that the staff fraudulently through KPLC integrated customer management system allegedly embezzled Sh 1 billion by manipulating the said system.
“It is believed the five mentioned staff abused their special rights as IT experts in the integrated customer management system of KPLC to fraudulently embezzle funds belonging to the company,” she told the court.
The investigating officer also informed the court the five members of the staff are believed to have logged in to KPLC integrated customer management system remotely during odd hours and away from the office to manipulate bills.
She added that the purpose of the search is to recover any electronic gadgets or material of evidential value relating to her investigations.
Prosecution counsel Christine Mbevi supported the application by the officer saying the five staff abused their special rights as IT experts of the integrated customer management system of KPLC to fraudulently embezzle the money.
The magistrate gave an order granting the detective the search warrant.

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