The Judiciary has announced that 30 of its staff members are facing economic crime charges in various courts countrywide in a Ksh36 million fraud case. The monies were lost at the Milimani Law Courts Registries in a period of two years in fake receipting.
In a statement, the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi said that another four officials were dismissed and six reprimanded following release of an internal audit on July 12 that exposed the scam.
“Upon receipt of The Final Internal Audit Report on Revenue Management at Milimani Law Courts for the period between January 2016 and December 2017 dated July 12, 2018, we immediately called in the DCI to launch investigations vide a letter dated July 19, 2018,” she explained.
“DCI promptly followed up by sending officers to the Judiciary. Two meetings have since been held and the investigations are going on smoothly,” she added.
Amadi said the Judiciary welcomed the move by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji who on Tuesday ordered the DCI and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to investigate the loss of funds.
“We wish to state that the Judiciary welcomes the DPP’s call for speedy investigations as described in his statement since this falls within our strict policy of zero tolerance to financial misconduct of any nature,” she said.
DCI and EACC officers probing the case will submit status updates to the DPP every 21 days pending a conclusive report.
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