A Homa Bay county assembly clerk paid his wife Sh26.2 million for services and goods not rendered between August 2016 and January 2017.
Bob Kephas Otieno is said to have had the monies deposited into his wife Everline Awino’s account.
The money was wired on five separate occasions and was paid to her Nyangume Enterprise, registered on July 13, 2013.
On August 18, 2016 Kephas had Sh4 million deposited into Awino’s account and only a week later another Sh1.24 million was wired to her Equity Bank account.
Another Sh2.2 million was transferred to Ms Awino’s account on September 9, 2016 and between October 17 and December 17, 2016 she received Sh14 million.
On December 21 the same year, she received Sh3 million for nothing supplied to the county government and in 2017, another Sh1.8 million transferred into her account.
According to EACC detectives, Awino’s company “does not appear in the tender or quotation register” and believe that the couple colluded to defraud the county government.
The sleuths found that she on August 20, 2016 transferred Sh600, 000 to her husband’s account and another Sh150,000 on November 5, 2016.
EACC has since frozen the account but only Sh636,200 was in the account.
She has however maintained that the money was paid after she delivered goods to the county.
Kephas was among county officials whose arrest and prosecution was ordered by DPP Noordin Haji in August.
He alongside 6 others were allegedly involved in a fictitious procurement and payment of MCAs’ allowances for the financial years 2014/15 and 2016/17.
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