Directors of firms appear before EACC for grilling

Monday, December 9th, 2019 00:00 |
Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji who suffered a major blow in a criminal case at Milimani Court. Photo/PD/file

The directors of Web Tribe and JamboPay yesterday afternoon voluntarily presented themselves to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) where they were questioned for hours.

Danson Muchemi Njunji, and Robert Muriithi Muna went to the Integrity Centre accompanied by their lawyer, Steve Ogolla. Another suspect, Anthony Mwaura Ng’ang’a who is the director of Hardi Enterprises Limited and Toddy Civil Engineering Limited also reported at the Integrity Centre.

By yesterday evening, the suspects were still at the EACC headquarters where Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko Mbuvi spent his third night in custody.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji  (below) had on Friday said the companies and their directors were found to be criminally culpable for money laundering and irregular procurement and payments.  He directed that Njunji, Muna and Zablon Onyango Ochomo, an agent with Web Tribe, be arrested and charged.

At the same time,  Sonko yesterday evening criticised how he was arrested, saying the arrest was politically schemed and designed to humiliate and embarrass him.

He said he had in the last three months been summoned by the EACC four times, where he faithfully honoured all the summons and failed to understand why the DPP and the EACC boss could not summon him for processing and charging. In a statement, Sonko, however, urged his supporters to remain calm.

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