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Former embassy staff charged with Sh6.6m theft

By By FRED MAKANA | April 12th 2014


A former financial attaché at the Kenyan Embassy in Zimbabwe was Friday charged with stealing over Sh6.6 million while on duty.

 Ms Margaret Ayumu Katunga faced 11 counts of stealing by a person employed in the Public Service contrary to section 280 of the penal code.

The prosecutor informed Principal Magistrate Peter Ndwiga of the anti-corruption court that the accused between September 30, 2009, and September 20, 2012, being a person employed in the Public Service as the financial attache’ in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stole $50,550 the property of the said ministry which came into her possession by virtue of her employment.

On a different count Ms Katunga was accused that on September 20, 2010, at the embassy in Harare she allegedly forged a letter dated September 20, 2010.

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