The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) received information regarding allegations of embezzlement of public funds, and abuse of office by Tracy NjokiKing’e,a Finance officer II at The National Treasurythrough receiving extraneous and facilitation allowances.
SUMMARY OF FACTS
• Tracy NjokiKing’e of ID 29411872 is a female adult born in 1992.
• In January 2020, Tracy NjokiKing’ejoined the National Treasury as a Finance Officer II from Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives- State Department of Cooperativeswhere she had been previously employed since 2018.
• Tracy NjokiKing’e earned an average monthly salary ofKshs. 50,954.53betweenMarch 2020 and May 2022 which amounted to approximatelyKshs. 1,350,000.00duringthe periodunder investigation.
• During the same period, she received a total of Kshs37,000,000.00 asimprests, facilitation and extraneous allowanceas below;
i. Between February 2020 and March 2022, Tracy NjokiKing’e received Kshs. 24,119,926.00 as imprests, facilitation and extraneous allowance in her Cooperative bank account No. 01116124598700.
ii. Between February 2022 and June 2022, Tracy NjokiKing’e received Kshs11,899,052.00 as imprests, facilitation and extraneous allowance in her I&M bank account No. 00403523442050.
• Preliminary investigations established that out of theKshs. 11.8 million received through her I&M bank account, a sum ofKshs 11 million was transferred to her fixed deposit accounts in the same bank whileKshs. 498,000.00was withdrawn in cash leaving a balance of Kshs. 400,000.00
• Preliminary investigationshave further established that out of Kshs. 24 million received through her Cooperative Bank account, a sum of Kshs. 4.6 Million was used to Purchase Treasury Bills,while Kshs 2.7 million is the balance in the account.
• Today, the 21st June 2022, EACCobtained ordersfrom the High Courtto freeze cash in excess of Kshs 18 Million in her various accounts in I&M and Cooperative Banks, pending conclusion of investigations.
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