Junior Gov’t Employee Earning KSh32,000 In Trouble Over KSh 22.5 Million In Account

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Ministry of Environment employee Samuel Njoroge PHOTO/COURTESY

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has ordered the freezing of a government employee for allegedly receiving a questionable amount of money.

Armed with court orders, EACC froze the account of Samuel Njoroge who is a junior employee at the Ministry of Environment.

Investigations showed that Njoroge has been receiving huge sums of money yet he does not have any other known source of income.

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He has worked in the ministry’s for less than five years and he earns a salary of KSh 32,000. Before that, he worked for Save the Children, a UK-based charity and earned KSh 27,000 per month.

However, by March 2022, Njoroge had KSh 22.5 million in his account forcing EACC to investigate his accounts.

EACC is investigating claims of abuse of office and embezzlement of public funds.

In a similar story, a cleaning supervisor for the Department of Correction Services was said to be worth KSh 257 million despite being on a KSh 20,000 monthly salary.

The High Court heard that Eric Mutai has a house in Nairobi valued at KSh 17.5 million and two plots of property in Nyaribari Chache in Kisii County valued at KSh 25 million.

He also has another piece of land in Kericho valued at KSh valued at KSh 17 million.

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Mutai also had a total of seven cars valued at KSh 32 million.

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