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New twist in DCJ Mwilu’s involvement with Imperial Bank as leaked emails emerge

Leaked email correspondences reveal new details on DCJ Mwilu's involvement with Imperial Bank

A series of leaked emails published by The Sunday Standard reveal a close relationship spanning more than 5 years in which Mwilu forwarded the resume of a relative to Mehbooba Shamji Khimji (senior business development manager) for consideration for employment.

“Greetings, forwarded herewith the CV for your necessary action. Kindest regards, Mbete Mwilu,” Read an email from the DCJ.

Shortly afterwards, the relative secured employment with the bank and would prove more useful for other purposes apart from his role as an employee, with the bank relying on him to pass over correspondences meant for Mwilu.


Multiple emails published in the newspaper reveal that the relative was extensively involved at the time of her controversial dealings with the bank that have now landed her in trouble.

“Please follow on the undertaking to make sure (he) goes home with it this evening,” reads one email.“Morning. He is at work today. I have already informed him that we will need to deliver some documents to (her),” reads another.

The dalliance between the DCJ and the bank saw Mehbooba Shamji Khimji propose Mwilu for appointment as a non-executive director on November 29, 2013. It is not clear what became of the proposal.

Mwilu’s account at the Imperial bank was also the recipient of a total of Sh64,999,450.80 on 30 December 2015, deposited by RAEI Investments Limited Kampala and which was reportedly used to settle part of the loan she had with the collapsed Imperial bank.

The huge transaction was made three months after the company was registered on 21 September 2015 with the details of the payment given as the transfer for purchase of property in receivership.


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