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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,8TH AUG 2018-The Director of Public Prosecutions has ordered investigation into the loss Sh36 million at the Judiciary.The cash is said to have been misappropriated through fraudulent means.
In a statement sent to the press, DPP Noordin Haji also directed the two agencies tasked with the responsibility of investigating the alleged fraud – the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) – to submit status reports every 21 days pending a conclusive report.
The move comes bearely weeks after an internal audit on revenue management at the Milimani Law Courts showed that Sh36,000,334 had been lost through fraudulent revenue management between January 2016 and December 2017.
“There were fraudulent activities in revenue management that led to the loss of Sh36,000,334 through various fraudulent schemes,” the audit is quoted in part.
The internal audit dated July 12 exposed glaring gaps in the management of revenues at the Milimani Law Courts particularly in the Environment and Land Court and High Court Registries.
Haji said he had engaged Chief Justice David Maraga on issues raised in the audit, and the CJ raised similar concerns.