Junior treasury official under probe for Ksh 37 million graft proceeds

 Junior treasury official under probe for Ksh 37 million graft proceeds

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has received a court order to freeze bank accounts belonging to a 30 years old National Treasury junior official on graft allegations.

The Official, who is identified as Tracy Njoki King’e who is a Finance Officer is said to have received ksh.37 million in her bank accounts for the period between March 2020 and May 2022 which does not reflect her Ksh.50,954.53 monthly salary.

EACC has secured court orders FREEZING KES.18M in bank accounts of TRACY NJOKI, a 30yr old Finance officer, National Treasury, who is believed to have amassed the amount thru embezzlement of public funds. Her TOTAL INCOME since employment in March 2020 to May 2022 is KES.1.35M.”  EACC stated.

According to the anti-graft agency, Njoki received ksh.37 million on her Co-operative Bank and I&M bank accounts for facilitation, extraneous and imprests allowance.

Further, for the period between February 2020 and March 2022, the EACC has established that Njoki received Ksh. 24,119,926.00 in her Co-operative bank and some further Ksh. 11, 899,052.00 in her I&M account.

Preliminary investigations established that out of the Ksh.11.8 million received through her I&M bank account, a sum of Ksh.11 million was transferred to her fixed deposit accounts in the same bank while Ksh.498,000.00 was withdrawn in cash leaving a balance of Ksh.400,000.00,” Read part of the Statement by the EACC.

EACC also proved that the Ksh. 24 million she got through her Cooperative Bank account, Ksh. 4.6 million was spent on Treasury Bill purchases, leaving Ksh. 2.7 million in the account as the remaining balance.

The court order further bars the suspect from withdrawing, transferring, disposing or in any other way dealing with the funds until investigations are concluded.

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