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First witness takes the stand in KSh48.1M ghost school project case against ex-Kasarani MP Ongoro, 12 others

In Summary

  • The then Kasarani CDF committee allocated KSh48.9M to Kasarani Girl’s Boarding High School, the money was paid out.
  • But, as EACC says, the school does not exist and payments were made to different individuals and companies associated to NG-CDF patron and committee members for services not rendered.

A case in which former Kasarani MP Elizabeth Ongoro and twelve others are accused of embezzling KSh48.9 million CDF continued on Wednesday, November 24.

Prosecution, led by Steven Githinji, presented its first witness in the trial, a retired senior chief at Ruaraka.

Paul Arap Chandoe told the court that since he reported as area chief in 2010 until he left, the construction of Kasarani Girls Boarding High School was not done.

Ongoro and others are charged with conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, engaging in a project without prior planning, fraudulent acquisition of public property, willful failure to comply with the law relating to procurement and abuse of office.

In the case that is before trial magistrate Peter Ooko, Ongoro, her husband Ferdinand Masha Kenga, and 12 others are accused of embezzling the funds between May 2008 and December 2012 within Nairobi.

Ongoro was the patron of the Kasarani National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) committee when she was the area MP from 2007 to 2013.

Kasarani CDF committee releases funds for a ghost school

The CDF committee started the Kasarani Girls High School project and allocated KSh48,907,826 to it and paid out.

“The Commission established that the award of the contract for the construction of the school was made without due regard to the procurement laws, the school does not exist and that payments were made to different individuals and companies associated to the National Government Constituency Development Fund patron and committee members for services not rendered,” EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak said in October 2019.

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