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Former Kenya Power boss Ben Chumo arrested by DCI

Directorate of Criminal Investigations has today arrested former Kenya Power Chief Executive Officer Ben Chumo together with two other managers.

Taking to its Twitter account, Directorate of Criminal investigations said the arrested hey have arrested Ben Chumo and two top managers Beatrice Meso and Peter Mwicigi on suspicion of committing offenses of economic crime.

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“This morning Detectives from @DCI_Kenya arrested the following on suspicion of committing offences of economic crime.They include Former Kenya Power & Lighting Company C.E.O Dr. Ben Chumo, Ms. Beatrice Meso & Mr.Benson Muriithi.”Said the DCI on twitter.

They however corrected Mr.Benson’s name to that of Peter Mwicigi,” CORRECTION: Mr. Peter Mwicigi,General Manager Regional Co-ordination arrested and not Mr. Benson Muriithi, General Manager, Network Management as earlier reported.”

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The three have not only been charged with committing offenses of economic crime but also fraudulent acquisition of public property, aiding commission of a felony, abuse of office, willful failure to comply with the law relating to procurement among other charges.

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Mr Benson Murithi who the DCI had mentioned earlier,has also been ordered to report to the nearest police station for processing. Mr Murithi is the firms Network Manager and Ms. Beatrice Meso is the the General Manager, Corporate Affairs & the Company Secretary.

DCI pursuit

The DCI have however stated that they are on hot pursuit of other suspects,” Detectives are hot on heels of other suspects”said the DCI on Twitter.

Slavian Mwangecho
Passionate blogger on a day to day activities happening in Kenya, Africa and around the world. A keen follower of the latest news making headlines around the world


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