THREE employees of the Kenya Red Cross have denied conspiring to steal Ksh1.9 million from the charity organisation.

Willy Kipruto, Bett Kiprui and Abdullahi Mohamed have pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiring to defraud the organisation, stealing and four counts of forgery.

The prosecution said they pretended they were in a position to supply goods valued at Ksh 1.9 million and that they forged the signatures of several heads of departments to show that the goods had been supplied, to authorise payment.

Nairobi chief magistrate Francis Andayi released them on a cash bail of Ksh500,000 each.

Delivery and installation

Hearing commences on August 21 2018.

Elsewhere, six senior employees of Nairobi County government have denied siphoning over KSh150 million through fraud.

Peter Gitau and co-accused persons have pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit an economic crime, committing a fraudulent act, failure to comply with procurement laws and statement of offence.

 The accused persons who were arraigned before Anti Corruption magistrate Lawrence Mugambi were accused of jointly conspiring to fraudulently commit an economic crime by inserting a bid security after the completing of the opening of tender for the supply, delivery and installation of Asphalt Plant along Nanyuki road.
Absence in court

Investigations by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission have since revealed that the officials substituted the tender documents which had a price of KSh50 million with one that contains a higher bid price of KSh150 million

The plea taking for Nicholas Maina, a senior aerial officer was deferred to August 22018  after the court accepted the explanation given by his lawyer concerning his absence in court.

Mugambi has released each of the accused persons on a cash bail of KSh400,000 .

Alternatively they can pay a deposit of KSh1 million bond and a surety of similar amount to secure their freedom pending trial.

Adam Gedi, an officer with the EACC has been given up to August 3 2018 to furnish the accused with documents and evidence to be relied upon during trial.

Pre-trial conference will be on August 10 2018 for purposes of fixing hearing dates