EACC clarifies on officials allegedly involved in bank robbery

The alleged EACC staff made away with Sh449,000

EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak (Twitter)

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has issued a statement to refute claims that members of staff were involved in a robbery at a bank in Kapsabet, Nandi County.

In a statement seen by Pulselive.co.ke, EACC termed the media reports as malicious and false.

The Commission, however, admitted that a few facts of the incident in question were accurate.

"The Commission is conducting further investigations into the matter and the suspects will be arraigned in court once the process is complete," the statement signed by CEO Twalib Mbarak read in part.

Dominic Borchigei part of syndicate stealing from IDPs

EACC acknowledged that three suspects; Maina Muriuki, Samwel Nyangeri and Dominic Borchigei were found to have been running a theft syndicate that operated from a desk within the said bank.

"EACC sleuths conducted a sting operation and arrested one Dominic Borchigei inside the banking hall and escorted him to the Branch Manager's office where a search was conducted in the presence of the manager and a sum of Sh99,050 recovered and recorded in an inventory log which was signed by the EACC official, the bank manager and the suspect," the statement outlined.

The statement further outlined that the entire process was recorded on camera and added that the video clips will be used as evidence when the suspect is arraigned in court.

"The allegation that Sh449,000 was stolen from the suspect by EACC officials inside the banking hall in Kapsabet, as reported in sections of the media, is not factual," Twalib's statement clarified.

On his part, Borchigei claims that the officers threatened him and took his money and have since refused to take him to court.

"They said I was lying (about the Sh449,000) and threatened to impose a fine of Sh1 million on me.

"I have demanded and begged them to take me to court so that the truth can come out but to no avail. I have lost my money," the suspect said.

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