Clerical Officer On Police Radar After Creating Fake School, Squandering KSh 11 Million Gov’t Money

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Police are looking for a clerical officer who formed a fake school and squandered KSh 11 million government money.

The discovery was made after the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) flagged Joshua Ocharo Momanyi’s accounts.

The EACC also applied to recover the funds meant for free day secondary school.

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Momanyi who works at the Ministry of Education under the State Department of Basic Education created a fake school in Khwisero and received the funds for a full financial year.

The incident happened during the 2017/2018 financial year.

Investigations into the case revealed that Momanyi received KSh 11.1 million in his personal account between August 2017 and June 2018.

It further showed that he transferred KSh 3.3 million to his other account at the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), Kakamega branch.

He then proceeded to purchase a parcel of land in Mavoko town at KSh 980,000 and a car worth of registration number KCP 366L at KSh 1.6 million.

He spent an extra KSh 850,000 to acquire another parcel of land at Oldonyo Sabuk through Fanka Real Estate.

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EACC now wants the court to compel Momanyi to return the funds or the property he acquired to be declared proceeds of crime and forfeited to the state.

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