The Kisumu Magistrate Court on Thursday sentenced 3 women accused of defrauding a chemicals company in Kisumu Ksh16.2 million to 9 years imprisonment.
The 3 women who are former employees at the company, were charged with three counts of theft including; stealing by servant, conspiracy to defraud and falsifying documents.
While delivering her ruling, Kisumu Resident Magistrate Beryl Omollo ruled that for the 1st count, which is stealing by a servant, the 3 accused persons will serve 5 years imprisonment in addition to a fine of Ksh5.4 million.
For the second count, which is conspiracy to defraud, the judge ruled that the convicts are liable to pay a fine of Ksh 200,000 in default serve 2 years imprisonment.
Kisumu High Court Presiding Judge, Roselyne Aburili on a supervisory visit at Nyando Law Courts to assess service delivery
For the third count which is falsifying documents, the judge ruled that each of the accused persons will pay a fine of Ksh2 million or serve 2 years in prison.
“The prosecution led by Sylvester Thuo and Linda Nzioka proved the case beyond reasonable doubt,” the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) said in a statement.
The sentencing of the three women comes after shortly after 12 employees of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) were arrested on September 23 for siphoning Ksh160 million saved National Intelligence Service (NIS) officers.
As reported by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) the 9 were suspected to be responsible for the disappearance of the money from Njiwa Sacco over varied dates.
An NIS officer accused of colluding with Sacco officials to steal millions was arrested.
In a separate case, a city court in September 2023 froze the assets of 7 men accused of stealing Ksh449m .
The 7 men accused of stealing more than Sh449 million through mobile money fraud faced potential asset seizures after the Asset Recovery Agency initiated legal proceedings at the High Court.
The agency alleged the assets, including vehicles and motorcycles, were acquired using proceeds from criminal activities.
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