Saturday, June 19, 2021

High Court orders Kiamba to pay government Ksh 300 m

Former Nairobi County Finance Officer Jimmy Kiamba has been ordered by the High Court to pay the government Ksh 300 million for unexplained assets.

An addition 35 million was also ordered by High Court Judge Hedwig Ong’udi to pay to the government, lack of which will lead to the forfeiture of his Runda house.

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In his defense, Kiamba said that he obtained ksh 17 million from wheat farming, Ksh 21 million from cattle farming and Ksh 12 million from maize farming.

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The High Court Judge was however not convinced that the activities will account for such huge amounts of income.

The former Nairobi County Finance Officer claimed he had no lease for the maize farming revenue as he was practicing on his father’s farm.

Judge Hedwigs, however, called on the accused to attach his father’s title documents and any other proof of their relationship before the court.

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 As for the wheat and cattle revenue, Kiamba said he obtained the income from the cultivation he did on a leased farm he obtained in Narok at a cost of Ksh 500,000 per year.

The lease documents presented before the court proved otherwise as it indicated the agreement was entered on August 2012 when his financial records showed the revenues were as from 2010.

Kiamba is entangled in a graft case alongside former Nairobi Governor Dr. Evans Kidero.

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During his stay as the County Finance Officer, Kiamba’s salary was Ksh 145,000 but his assets were valued at Ksh 1 billion.

The latest orders by the High Court is a big win for Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission in the fight against corruption.

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