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How Samburu Governor Siphoned Sh84M Using His Petrol Station



A Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) official has told a Nairobi court that a Maralal petrol station associated with Samburu Governor Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal was paid millions through various bank transactions from Samburu County Government.

KCB Maralal branch manager Johnstone Kirui produced before Senior Principal Magistrate Thomas Nzyoki documents showing how a petrol station associated with the Governor, was paid millions from May 9, 2013. The said the county government paid the petrol station using cheques of between Sh100,000 and above.

He told the court that between May 9 to December 24, 2013, Oryx Service Station had received total of Sh3,284,760 from Samburu County Government. On May 9, 2013, Oryx Service Station received Sh375,470.

In the case Lenolkulal is charged alongside county secretary Stephen Siringa Letinina, Chief County Secretary Danuel Nakuo Lenolkirina, Josephine Naamo Lenasalia, Reuben Marumben Lemunyete. Linus Milton Lenolngenje, Paul Lolmingani, Benard Ltarasi Lesurmat, Lililian Balanga , Andrew Ropilo Lanyasunya, David England Loosenge and Geofrey Barun Kitewan.

The charges against them states that between March 27, 2013 and March 25, 2019 at Maralal town within Samburu County being Governor of Samburu county conspired to commit an offence of corruption namely abuse of office leading to unlawful payment of Sh84,695,996,55 to Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal Oryx Service station.

Lenolkulal and Hesbon Jack Wachira Ndathi are accused that between March 27,2013 and March 25,2019 within Samburu county being the Governor od Samburu County and Private person , they unlawfully acquired public property worth Sh. 84, 695,996.55 for the supply of fuel to Samburu County Government through Oryx Service Station.

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The Governor and co-accused are out after depositing cash bail of Sh10 million each.

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