Aisha Jumwa in fresh trouble as DCI close in over Ksh 500 Million scandal

Aisha Jumwa under siege over millions reportedly directed to her accounts

Aisha Jumwa

Malindi MP, Aisha Jumwa is in fresh trouble over suspicious bank transactions amounting to 500 million.

According to the Saturday Standard, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations chief George Kinoti deployed his officers to Kilifi to investigate how the politician, her family members and close associates received the close to Sh100 million of the Sh500 million under probe from her constituency’s CDF accounts.

The accounts in question, are said to have been traced to her, her aides as well as child. Investigators say the money, was paid as kickbacks from projects managed by the county government as well as those implemented by funds from the constituency development kitty.

In July, Financial Reporting Centre (FRC) wrote to Kinoti over suspicious transactions in the Jumwa accounts. FRC then handed the DCI banking details of four companies linked to the MP and her associates, which are believed to have been used to launder cash.

In the report, FRC stated that some of the companies and individuals linked to the hefty payments shared postal addresses signifying possibility of the companies being owned by the same person or people.

“There is suspicion of conflict of interest and abuse of office,” read part of the letter.

FRC told the DCI that during that period, three of the companies that share the same directors received a total of Sh312 million from the Malindi CDF kitty.

The monies were moved from the business accounts of these companies to individual accounts held and operated by the MP and her associates.

Some of the cash has been traced to purchase of a four-bedroom house in Nairobi’s upmarket Kilimani Estate.

Other cash is said to have been used to buy motor vehicles while a portion of it was put in fixed deposit accounts, the report states.

When reached for comment by The standard, Jumwa said that she was not a director of any of the four companies, adding that she was not aware of the investigations.

This comes a few days after Jumwa and Geoffrey Okuto Otieno were arrested over fatal shooting incident of a 48-year–old man, Ngumbao Jola.

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