equity garissaEquity Bank Garissa branch manager, Stephen Macharia Kirumba has been accused of misuse of power by fraudulently acquiring loans through the EAZZY pay app.

Mr Kirumba who apparently just got promoted has been taking loans through the mobile banking app and spending the money on Garissa University College female students.

The money, he also uses to sustain a rather flashy lifestyle that came with the ‘Branch Manager’ title.

“But the manager, is well connected and as the rest of the employees languish in poverty, he is living large,” a source privy to the details said.

He has also been accused of directing wrongfully deducted payments to his alleged girlfriend’s account through internal transfers or Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS), which when processed are final and irrevocable.

The supposed mistress, Juliah Njoki Githiri, on November 19, 2016 had her account (Acc no. 1090195649455) credited with Sh9,290 which was refund for an OOP staff.

His tricks raised eyebrows forcing him to resort to RTGS but no action taken against the ‘unqualified manager.’

In another instance, he is said to have forced a former employee to make available their mother’s death certificate as proof of their extended compassionate leave days which was by two days only.

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Kahawa Tungu has also learnt that at Equity Garissa branch, there are only a few Muslim faithfuls. Many have quit and those left behind, are a traumatized lot.

Money laundering, the source disclosed is also rampant in the area.

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