BY PETER KARANJA
A humble office cleaner has had his property worth Ksh87.5 Million frozen for allegedly being proceeds of fake deals.
The cleaner identified as Eric Kipkirui is suspected to have amassed the wealth through corrupt means while working at the State Department of Corrections as a sweeper.
Kipkirui has been asked to surrender the properties to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
EACC said: “He registered businesses between the year 2012 and 2016, which includes Unique supplies, Homex Logistics Enterprises and Hygiene ventures that he used to embezzle over Sh257 million using fraudulent contracts.”
The High Court ordered the suspect who worked as a cleaner in the prisons corridors to surrender the properties money he is alleged to have obtained through corrupt supply deals which were allegedly awarded to his company.
According to the EACC, the suspect received some Sh 257 million in payment for supplies to the prisons offices.
Overall, some Sh450 million is said to have been stolen through 18 companies.
Kipkurui has been asked to surrender a house in Nairobi, land in Nyaribari Chache and Kericho all valued at Sh57 million, and seven vehicles valued at Sh30.59m to EACC.
The properties will be frozen for 6 months.