Tobiko wants Githinji charged for spending NYS money on private car, clears Joho


Former National Youth Service director general Nelson Githini with former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru.

The DPP has ordered the immediate prosecution of former NYS director general Nelson Githinji over using public money to service a private car.

Keriako Tobiko said there is sufficient evidence to pursue charges against Githinji and two others for servicing a car, registration KBS 475S, at Sh497,335 NYS money.

He said Githinji should be charged alongside NYS chief inspector Nicholas Makokha and Geoffrey Kiriha, senior superintendent Mechanic at the agency..

In a statement to newsrooms on Thursday, Tobiko further cleared Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho of claims he facilitated the irregular allocation of Mwembe Tayari Market.

Block VXII/mi/552 was allegedly irregularly allocated to Mombasa businessmen Mohammed Abdullah and Abdulhakim Abdullah.

“The lease agreement was executed in 1996 by the defunct county council of Mombasa and the businessmen for a term of 99 years, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act,” Tobiko said.

“There is also no evidence to show that Joho facilitated an irregular allocation of the market since neither the county government of Mombasa nor Joho have entered into any agreement for variation of the lease agreement.”

The DPP asked the Mombasa government to ensure all applicable laws and regulations are strictly observed in dealing with the public market.

Tobiko recommended criminal charges against several Turkana county officials in relation to the awarding of a contract to rehabilitate Lodwar-Napeikar-Moruese road at Sh11.16 million. The Kenya Rural Roads Authority had done the work at Sh1.19 million.

The officials face charges of abuse of office, willful failure to comply with procurement laws and acquiring public property illegally.

Those to be charged are Road CEC members Joseah Kingeno and Tioko Loiron, head of supply chain David Moranga and Road superintendent Lawrence Iolii.

Others are county tender committee members Nancy Tatoi, Benson Logei, Aposu Mamoru, interim head of accountants Stephen Gole, David Moranga and Wilfred Lokiyoto.

The DPP accepted the EACC’s to charge them saying the evidence against them is sufficient.

Tobiko further said thee was enough evidence to support criminal offence charges against Finance and planning CEC member Paul Ekwom and the directors of Lomia energy.