Ongoro, husband charged with Sh48m CDF cash fraud

Monday, November 4th, 2019 20:22 | By
Former Kasarani MP Elizabeth Ongoro.PHOTO/FILE

Former Kasarani MP Elizabeth Ongoro and her husband Ferdinand Masha Kenga were charged with embezzlement of Sh48 million CDF cash.

The two,  charged alongside 13 others, were accused of committing the offence between May 2008 and December 2012 within Nairobi.

Ongoro is also accused of engaging in a project without prior planning and fraudulent acquisition of public property.

She allegedly embezzled Sh4 million meant for the construction of Kasarani Girls’ High School.

Appearing before Anti-corruption Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi,  the former MP and her co-accused denied the charges. 

The former MP and her husband were released on a Sh6.5 million bond or a cash bail of Sh3 million each.

Eight people who were charged last week had to plead to the charges afresh after the prosecution amended the charge sheet.

The State successfully sought warrant of arrest against the nine accused persons who did not comply with the court’s order to appear before EACC and present themselves in court yesterday.

They include Maricus Guga, James Dola, Maurice Orongo, Ruth Kitonyi, Clapperton Ouda, John Owinga,Charles Agar,  Peter Ongeyo and James Ochieng. 

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