Tragedy as former youth fund boss Catherine Namuye dies

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BY  NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,5TH OCT 2017-Police have confirmed the death of Former Youth Enterprise Development Fund CEO Catherine Namuye .According  to Nairobi police boss Japhet Koome Ms Namuye collapsed and died at her home in Kileleshwa on   Wednesday .

Mr Koome said neighbours called the police after they heard people screaming from Ms Namuye’s house at 11am.

Doctors  pronounced  her dead at home  Koome added .

The police boss added that police and doctors  who attended to her did not  identify any physical injuries on her body.

The body was taken to Lee Funeral Home awaiting a postmortem examination Mr Koome said.

Ms Namuye and former board chairman Bruce Odhiambo were last year charged with 12 counts of corruption in relation to the loss of Sh180 million of taxpayers’ money.

Also charged were the directors of Quorandum Ltd, Mukuria Ngamau and Doreen Waithera.

Ms Namuye and Mr Odhiambo were accused of receiving Sh4.5 million and Sh1.8 million in kickbacks from Quorandum that prosecutors said “they had reasons to believe was corruptly acquired from the Youth Enterprise Development Fund.”

 

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