High-ranking Treasury Official assets Frozen by the EACC

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The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is undertaking investigations regarding allegations of embezzlement of public funds amounting to KES. 83,434,268.05 by Faith Jemaita Kiptis, a National Treasury and Planning official.

On November 2nd, High Court judge Esther Maina of the Anti-Corruption division granted preservation orders sought by the Integrity Center prohibiting Ms. Kiptis, her agents, servants, or any other persons from transferring, disposing of, or in any other way dealing with the said properties pending the conclusion of investigations.

The orders will be in force for a period of six months.

On 19th July 2022, the EACC obtained orders freezing monies totaling KES. 8,764,087.72 against the Treasury official in her bank accounts at Equity Bank Kenya Limited and the Kenya Commercial Bank.

Further investigations by the anti-corruption body revealed the suspect may have acquired prime properties using the suspected proceeds of corruption.

The property includes Apartment number K51, Block K, contained in LR No. 12581; I.R. 212637 located in Syokimau, a plot measuring approximately 1/8 of an acre situated in Shanzu, Mombasa, and another, measuring approximately 1/8 of an acre in Kilifi.

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