DPP Noording Haji has ordered the arrest of Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and seven others over the misappropriation of Sh19 million NGCDF cash.
The others are Wachu Abdalla (NGCDF account manager), Kennedy Otieno, Bernard Kai, Margaret Kalume and Sophia Charo (NGCDF tender evaluation committee members), Multserve Contractors Ltd and Robert Katana (director of Multserve).
The DPP said it had been alleged that several businesses controlled by Jumwa through her proxies fraudulently received funds amounting to Sh57 million from the National Government Constituency Development Fund and in turn transmitted the cash to her. The DPP was however only able to establish the misappropriation of Sh19 million.
In a statement on Thursday, Haji said the accused were involved in conspiracy to commit corruption, conflict of interest, money laundering, forgery and acquisition of proceeds of crime.
“Due to the complex nature of the financial transactions involved, the ODPP and DCI met on several occasions to ensure all areas were covered,” the statement said.
It was found that Sh19 million was paid to Multserve Contractors Ltd for the construction of the Malindi subcounty education office.
The procurement process was skewed in favour of Multserve, the statement said.
A total of Sh2.5 million out of the Sh19 million was transferred to Jumwa, a conflict of interest.
Jumwa is said to have hidden to receipt of the funds by putting the amount towards the purchase of an apartment on Argwings Kodhek Road in Nairobi.
Jumwa is facing upheavals in her political life and was arrested last year when a man died during the by election in Ganda ward.
She is also facing rebellion from constituents who accuse her of arrogance and biasness in awarding NGCDF contracts with firms associated with her family and close aides benefiting.
Jumwa’s prosecution orders come two days after those issued against Migori Governor Okoth Obado.