Tuskys Supermarket directors charged over Sh1.6 billion theft

Two Tuskys Supermarket directors have been charged at a Nairobi court with stealing Sh1.6 billion from the Company. Stephen Mukuha Kamau and George Gachwe Kamau appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo and denied the charges.

The court heard that the two stole Sh400 million on diverse dates between 2002 and 2012 at Tuskys Headquarters along Mombasa Road, jointly with others not before court.   They were also charged in a different court with stealing another Sh279 million on similar dates and place. The directors face several other counts of stealing money from the Supermarket.

Through Lawyer Saitabao Kanchory, the directors said the accused have a family tussle over the operation of the business.

“The complainant is a brother to the accused and they have been tussling over control of the market and the matter has been with CID,” said Saitabao.

He added that due to the said tussles, it will not be possible to prove whether the money has been stolen or not. Saitabao added that the matter had earlier been presented before Justice George Odunga who directed the parties to settle it out of court because it is a family dispute.

Magistrate Ogembo released the accused on Sh1million cash bail or a bond of Sh3 million plus one surety of similar amount. The matter will be mentioned on May 18 heard on July 12.