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Ex Garsen MP Danson Mungatana Arrested In Nairobi

Former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana has been arrested in Nairobi.

The ex lawmaker is said to have been apprehended at Sagret Hotel for obtaining money by false pretences.

He was arrested alongside a man he claimed was a client.

Nairobi police boss Rashid Yakub told reporters that he a woman had implicated the former lawmaker in a scheme to defraud her.

Apparently, the unidentified woman had reported to Military Police at the Department of Defence with tender documents that turned out to be fake.

Mr Yakub said that the woman said that she had received the said documents from a senior military officer at DoD with the promise that he would help her bag a Sh70 million cereals supply and building tender.

The person asked for a Sh1 million downpayment which was paid in full on July 14.

The woman, in the company of two others went to meet the clients identified as Collins Waweru and Danson Mungatana who was said to be the senior person pushing for the tender at DoD.

The two are said to have requested for another Sh1 million. It is at this point that they grew suspicious and informed the police.

The suspects were grilled by DCI officers at Kilimani Police Station.

Not new to controversy, the former assistant minister was in April 2019 arrested by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officers for allegedly stealing Sh51.5 million from Kilifi County coffers.

He was linked to the scam by a businesswoman who accused him of using her company to irregularly receive Sh91 million from the Kilifi County government.

He was arrested alongside six Kilifi County officials and two business persons whose companies did not deliver goods to the county.

The companies were: Daima One Enterprises, Zohal Services Limited, Makegra Supplies Limited, Kilingi Investments Company Limited, Leadership Edge Associated Limited and Johazi Investment Company.

Investigations showed that the Local Service Orders (LSO) used were fake and did not originate from the county government.

The suspects faced charges of fraudulent acquisition of public property, uttering false documents and dealing with proceeds of crime.

Mungatana was released on a Sh3 million cash bail after entering a not guilty plea.

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