Editor's Review

The suspects were relieved of their duties following the alleged theft.

Nine people suspected to have fleeced a Sacco constituted by the National Intelligence Service (NIS) have been arrested.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspects, who are employees of Njiwa Sacco, oversaw the disappearance of approximately Sh 160 Million.

The Sacco's members registered their plaints with the country's top investigative body whose officers immediately embarked on their probe.

The suspects include senior Sacco officials; Amos Kipchumba, who was the internal auditor, the loans manager Violet Wali, the accountant Caren Langat and system analysts Hamisi Zaunga and Miriam Nthenya.

Others are a teller identified as Nicodemus Osiemo, Eric Rono from Sure-step Systems, Moses Ntoinya an NIS officer who colluded with the SACCO staff to siphon the funds and Tony Wabomba a former employee of the SACCO society.
DCI detectives caught up with the suspects. 

They were dismissed from the Sacco as they faced nine counts that include conspiracy to commit a felony, stealing by servant, false accounting by servant, negligence, computer fraud, forgery, uttering a false document, access with intent to commit an offence among other charges.

The DCI said the suspects would be arraigned on Monday, September 25, to answer to the charges.