Ambassador Hillary Ngondi Kyengo has been charged alongside two suspected accomplices with attempting to extort money from Dr Nancy Njeri Macharia by threatening her that she was a subject of investigations for misappropriating government funds.
The suspects were busted on December 18 2018 at TSC Hqs in Upper Hill, Nairobi county.
He is charged at the Milimani Law courts alongside David Mwaniki Maluki and James Ndungu’ Kagecha.
They are accused of posing as national Intelligence officers detailed to investigate the scam.
James Ndun’gu has further been charged with making a document and the attendant forgery of an identification card purported to have been issued by the director of NIS.
He is also charged with presenting the forged identification card to a senior police officer CI Peter Maina.
They were released on a bond of Ksh1 million and a surety or cash bails of Ksh250,000.
Hearing is on February 5 2018.
Ambassador Hillary Ngondi Kyengo, who until September this year was the Kenya’s envoy to Russia, was arrested alongside two the other suspects- James Ndirangu Kagecha and David Mwaniki Maluki.
Kyengo was recalled back to Nairobi upon the expiry of his Moscow tour of duty and is awaiting another diplomatic posting.
He is alleged to have impersonated to Macharia as a detective from the office of Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti, where he demanded money as a bribe to kill off the purported investigation(s) at TSC.
They walked into Macharia’s office and told her that they had a damning dossier… involving corruption in teacher grading and promotions.
They allegedly offered to drop the “investigations” if the commission CEO agreed to cooperate by giving them money.
The TSC boss is listed as a key witness in the case after titling tables in exchange of a promise to “kill the case.”
Ambassador Kyengo was also the acting Chargé D’Affaires in the neighboring Ukraine where he handled all the functions of accreditation because Kenya does not have its Embassy in Ukraine.
Kyengo was instrumental in establishing relations with Ukraine…
He served in several desks at the ministry headquarters, among them Americas & Australia, Asia, Horn of Africa, Protocol and the Great Lakes Region.
The 51-year-old envoy began his diplomatic career in the early 1990s where he served for several years as the Personal Assistant to the then Foreign Affairs minister Kalonzo Musyoka.