Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa was on Thursday questioned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over allegedly embezzling over Ksh300million
Documents seen our reporters reveal that the MP’s two children are also implicated in the scandal through their company Kaseru Construction Ltd.
“From the foregoing, it is clear that there was collusion to embezzle public funds and there was a major conflict of interest on the part of Aisha Jumwa Karisa,” the document from the Economic and Commercial Crimes Unit reads.
Four companies linked to Jumwa are said to have received a total of Ksh. 312,624,464.
Out of this amount, the MP allegedly received a total of Ksh. 57,711,690 into her bank account.
It is alleged that between March 2014 to August 2018, her children’s company Kaseru Construction Ltd received Ksh. 64,735,504 from Kilifi County through their Equity Bank account.
The funds are said to have been for payment of services rendered to the county through a number of tenders.
One of the listed transactions is Ksh. 9,495, 512.05 allegedly sent to Kaseru Construction Ltd on May 11 two years ago.
The DCI report further indicates that after the payment was made, MP Aisha Jumwa coincidentally received Ksh.3million.
At the same time, her Likoni counterpart Mishi Juma Hamisi apparently also received Ksh.3,000,000.
Other transactions under investigation by the DCI include withdrawals from a Cooperative Bank account operated by Jumwa’s son Karisa.
The withdrawals are said to have totalled Ksh. 46,100,509.
The same account was allegedly used to transfer another Ksh. 5,000,000 to Likoni MP Hamisi and Ksh.15,150,000 to Jumwa.
Jumwa’s daughter is alleged to have received Ksh. 40,685,000 from the same account.
A second company—Gadu Stores– also said to be run by Jumwa’s son, was listed in the DCI statement.
He is apparently the sole proprietor of the company that was registered on April 11, 2014 and allegedly contracted to supply ECD furniture to Kilifi County.
An account at Equity Bank under the company’s name reportedly received Ksh. 30,000,000 from the county.
Ksh.4, 020,000 from this account was then allegedly transferred to Jumwa via RGTS.
The DCI is seeking to have Jumwa and 10 others be prosecuted for abuse of office, money laundering, failing to adhere to procurement procedures, bid rigging, conspiracy to commit an offence and fraudulent acquisition of public property.
During these happenings, the MP is said to have made a down payment of Ks2.8m for a four bedroom house on Argwings Kodhek Road in Nairobi. She is also said to have bought a land cruiser v8 at Ksh8m cash and paid for an off-plan property worth Ksh25million in Malindi in cash