Sacco fraud: Nine arrested after NIS Sacco loses Sh160 million

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Nine suspected linked to mysterious dissapearance of Sh160 million belonging to the National Intelligence Services Sacco have been arrested.

The suspects some senior employees of the Sacco in question were arrested on Friday by the Directorate of Ciminal Investigation detectives.

Those arrested are Amos Kipchumba the Sacco's internal auditor, loans manager Violet Wali, accountant Caren Langat, system analysts Hamisi Zaunga and Miriam Nthenya and Moses Ntoinya an NIS officer.

Others are Nicodemus Osiemo, Eric Rono from Sure-step Systems, and Tony Wabomba a former employee of the Sacco Society.

The DCI on its Twitter said the nine, all employees of Njiwa Sacco were rounded up following comprehensive joint investigations, conducted by detectives and officials from the spy agency.

The directorate said the suspects will be arraigned in court on Monday, September 25, 2023 to answer to their crimes.

It said its detectives are on the trail of three other suspects who have since gone into hiding.

“The agencies involved in the investigation of this high level fraud shall continue to investigate and expose corrupt individuals and networks, while taking concrete steps to ensure transparency and accountability in the management of public entities,” read part of the statement.

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