How I misplaced laptops to fraudsters on the Deputy President’s workplace
A Makueni businessman who furnished 2,800 laptops to fraudsters posing as personnel at the Deputy President’s workplace has filed a complaint to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over delays in charging one of the high suspects.
Stephen Ngei Musyoka, who owns Makindu Motors Limited, needs the DCI to intrude inside the matter saying he’s pissed off with the way wherein the law enforcement officials have handled his grievance, to begin with, made at Athi-River police station.
Through his legal professionals, Veronica & Associates Advocates, Mr. Musyoka says he made an respectable grievance at Athi-River police station on August thirteen closing 12 months concerning a failed tender wherein he provided 2800 pieces of laptops to the workplace of the Deputy President that led him to lack of Sh181 million.
“Makindu Motors Limited was made to agree with that they have been presented a tender to deliver 2,800 HP laptops with the aid of one Joy Wangari Kamau (alias Miss. Muhoro), who held out to be in price of procurement at the workplace of the Deputy President as well as the Secretary to Mr Wanyonyi who held out as the Personal Assistant of the Deputy President,” the complaint reads in component.
Trouble began on March 30 last 12 months while representatives of Makindu had been led to the workplace of the DP, via VIP Lift to the 0.33 floor, office number B3-half.
Here in line with courtroom files, they found “Miss Muhoro” and signed a Non- Disclosure Agreement which had the official brand of the office of the DP.
Makindu Motors also signed a supplier agreement with the office of the DP wherein they have been shrunk to supply laptops. The settlement also had an respectable emblem of the DP’s office which they believed to be genuine.
On June 19, the enterprise changed into given a purchase order file referenced as ODP/SUPLS/0451-404/2018-2019 and as a result of the foregoing, Musyoka; agreed to use his creditworthiness and took a loan with Sidian Bank to finance the stated tender assignment.
The laptops that have been to be added were HP 15-7th Generation and a hundred forty-five pieces have been delivered. The relaxation has been HP 15- 8th Generation which becomes time-honored after a request to substitute the product become made.
“Acceptance to alternative the product was widespread through an email from the office of the Deputy President (sent through noreply@deputypresident.Move.Ke),” Musyoka says in his case.
His company could supply the laptops on distinct dates among June and August 2018. For instance, he says on June 25 the firm added one hundred forty-five portions of laptops at Treasury Building as in line with the commands of Joy Wangari and received by Christian Mwendwa.
Come July thirteen, the subsequent batch of 597 portions of laptops was gathered at Eastleigh from Eye Link Cargo offices. They have been received through Allan Chesang (Alias Mr. Kiptoo), who the firm says is the principal architect of the fraud however is but to be charged alongside different suspects described as ‘small fish’.
A total of 500 pieces of laptops were allegedly gathered from Salama Cargo, by way of Chesang on July 14.
A week later, he amassed 823 portions of laptops in two deliveries to be allegedly brought to the workplace of the DP.
The last batch of 735 portions would be gathered on August 2 final 12 months with the aid of Chesang in motor vehicle registration Number KCA 601W.
“In the above deliveries and collections, the computer systems had been to undergo rebranding earlier than shipping at the office of the DP. It is of importance to note that the parties receiving the laptops were accompanied with the aid of police officers,” the businessman says adding that the deliveries were well documented with proper transport notes signed and stamped by using the respective parties.
Arrests and prices
He got here to the realization that the whole transaction changed into a tall story after he turned into informed that the laptops were being sold in computer and accessories shops in Nairobi Central Business District (CBD). He showed the equal by way of purchasing 10 portions of the computers from the CBD through the assistance of an acquaintance.
“Upon the realization, our client reported to Athi-River police station on August 10, 2018, at 9 pm,” the complaint copied to other government companies amongst them the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) and the National Police Service.
Musyoka additionally pronounced the same to the office of the DP where he turned into given police officers who raided Chesang’s workplace in Westlands convalescing 656 laptops.
An additional 10 laptops had been recovered from a Motor Vehicle make Mercedes Benz Registration Number KCL 505J parked on the premises.
The recovered laptops and the vehicle are on the Parliament Police Station Building and can be used as exhibits.
Several arrests and expenses could be made leading to the institution of several cases among them case no 1555 of 2018, case no 1816 of 2018 and case no 1723 of 2018 at Milimani Nairobi.
In December the courtroom directed that these instances to be consolidated to 1 report which will enable quicker dispensation of justice and to store time.
“The instances are but to be consolidated. It is our opinion, that consolidation of those documents will now not render justice to our client if the important thing suspect, Mr. Allan Chesang, is not arrested,” Veronica & Associates Advocates argue.
They additionally need to realize why the case changed into transferred from Athi-River Police station where it turned into suggested, to Central Police station.
“On August 30, 2018, it turned into said within the media that the important thing suspect and mastermind of the fraud, Allan Chesang became ultimately arrested but unluckily and enormously, the suspect has never been taken to court docket.”
Chesang filed a miscellaneous application for anticipatory bail, that changed into heard in November 2018 however the court introduced a ruling in want of the prosecution.
“Despite this, Allan Chesang was now not arrested,” the grievance says. The businessman argues that the loan he took keeps an accruing hobby.
“Our consumer is pissed off and unsatisfied with the pace at which the investigations are being finished. Mainly at the Fact that a primary Culprit is still an unfastened man not yet arrested or charged,” it adds.