DCI queries Supkem chair over funds transfer

Friday, June 12th, 2020 00:00 |
The acting Chairperson of Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (Supkem) Hassan Ole Nado.

The acting Chairperson of Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (Supkem) Hassan Ole Nado and the council secretary general Mohammed Mahad were yesterday grilled over alleged misappropriation of Hajj Funds and the mysterious transfer of Sh50 million outside the country.

Detectives from the Serious Crime Unit at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters are also expected to grill Mundhar Khitami, Bakari Chemaswet, Abdulahi Salat, and Abdalla Ali.

The Serious Crime Unit boss Obadiah Kuria yesterday said Mohammed Washala, Yussuf Mwarabwa, Yussuf Nzibo and Ali Golicha will also be questioned by the detectives.

According to the detectives, the Sh50 million in Hajj remittances paid to Supkem was transferred outside the country through irregular banking channels, the Dahabshil money transfer and Alba Logistics.

The auditor, M K Mazrui and Associates had noted that funds transfer to the Saudi Hajj office in Saudi Arabia was typically done through the normal bank transfer.

“This provides accountability and ensures payments are easily traceable...” the auditor noted.

The auditor added that Sh37 million was sent through Dahabshil while another Sh17.5million was transferred to Alba Logistics Ltd.

“No evidence has been provided to show the amounts were actually paid to Saudi Hajj office...” the auditor added.

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