The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday obtained orders to freeze Sh18 million belonging to an officer working at the National Treasury.
Tracy Njoki Kingé, Finance officer at the National Treasury, is facing allegations of embezzlement of public funds, and abuse of office through receiving extraneous and facilitation allowances.
The Commission obtained the order to freeze the money in her various accounts in I&M and Cooperative Banks, pending the conclusion of investigations.
According to EACC investigations, between February 2020 and May 2022, Njoki received a total of Sh37 million as imprests, facilitation and extraneous allowance.
Upon further probing, the Anti-graft Commission found that between February 2020 and March 2022, she received Sh24,119,926 of allowance in her Cooperative bank account.
“Between February 2022 and June 2022, Njoki received Sh11,899,052 as imprests, facilitation and extraneous allowance in her I&M bank account,” EACC said.
The Commission established that out of the Sh11.8 million received through her I&M bank account, a sum of Sh11 million was transferred to her fixed deposit accounts in the same bank while Sh498,000 was withdrawn in cash leaving a balance of Sh400,000
It further has found that out of the Sh24 million received through her Cooperative Bank account, a sum of Sh6 million was used to purchase Treasury Bills, and Sh2.7 million was left as balance.
EACC also established that Njoki earned an average monthly salary of Sh50,954.53 between March 2020 and May 2022 which amounted to approximately Sh1.4 million during the period under investigation.
Njoki has been an employee at the Treasury since January 2020, prior to which she worked at the Ministry of Trade, State Department of Cooperatives in 2018.