Nairobi County’s junior staff with KSh600 million in account

Nairobi County’s junior staff with KSh600 million in account

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has obtained orders to freeze over Ksh600 million belonging to a junior Nairobi County employee.

EACC obtained the orders after the junior employee failed to explain how he got the millions despite earning a salary of Ksh55,000 per month.

Nashon Wilson Kanani, a development control officer, for the Nairobi County government, was accused of acquiring the millions through bribery deals.

“Considering his net salary of Ksh55,866 per month, the frequent inter-account transfers and intermingling of funds, the large and frequent deposits into his bank accounts and those of companies linked to him, raises reasonable suspicion that the monies could have been obtained through corrupt conduct,” noted EACC in court papers.

According to the EACC, he illegally acquired the money between January 2016 and October 2020.

Nashon had invested money in 10 bank accounts, M-Pesa accounts, prime land, and apartments.

Nairobi County
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) headquarters in Nairobi.

The commission revealed that he has registered some of the property using the names of his family members as well as companies linked to his family.

After tracing his records, the commission established that millions of money were deposited in his accounts over the five years.

For instance, Ksh55 million was paid to Willy Walla International Limited, a company associated with him.

Another Ksh23.8 million was paid to him by Media Max Networks Limited.

“Based on the above findings, it was a finding of investigation that Mr. Kananni engaged in corruption to wit tax evasion, abuse of office, and conflict of interest explicitly prohibited as an offense under section 42 (3) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crime Act,” EACC noted.

In a court case, the commission was seeking to recover Ksh643 million suspected to be proceeds of corruption from Kananu.

On the other hand, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) had also informed the EACC that was not honest in declaring his taxable income.

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