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Treasury boss bank accounts frozen
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has obtained a court order to freeze four bank accounts of the National Treasury’s deputy director external resources Charles Muia Mutiso over unexplained wealth.
The accounts were preserved on allegations that the senior government official amassed wealth through misappropriation and embezzlement of public funds between April 2015 and April 2020.
The frozen accounts at Absa, Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) and Cooperative Bank have more than Sh36.7 million.
At Absa, he has Sh23.4 million and Sh5.8 million, while at Cooperative Bank Sh1.9 million and Sh5.5 million at KCB.
“In accordance with the law, he shall have an opportunity to explain as investigations continue,” the commission said in a statement.
Mr Mutiso’s other assets that have attracted attention of EACC is one motor vehicle and five land parcels spread in Nairobi and Machakos counties.
Source: Daily Nation