Jonathan Moyo Wanted In Kenya Over $6 Million Fraud Case

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Jonathan Moyo Wanted In Kenya Over $6 Million Fraud Case

Kenyan newspaper The Daily Nation reports that former Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo is wanted in Kenya in connection with an alleged $6 million fraud case committed in 2000 while he was programme director for an American-based charity, Ford Foundation.

The publication quotes an unnamed top security official who said that Moyo fled Kenyabegore the case was concluded and is still a wanted man. Part of the report reads:

In 2001, Mr Moyo was implicated in a corruption scandal involving about $6 million (Sh619.9 million) while he was the programme director in Nairobi for the American-based charity organisation, Ford Foundation. The money was meant for a Nairobi-based NGO, the Series on Alternative Research in East Africa Trust, which was founded by political scientist Mutahi Ngunyi. An audit report carried out in 2000 revealed that Mr Moyo used the money for unclear purposes. A top security source in the country, who declined to be quoted, said Mr Moyo fled the country before the case was concluded and, therefore, remains a wanted man in Kenya

Senior Kenyan government officials interviewed by The Daily Nation such as government spokesman Mr Eric Kiraithe, the Interior ministry spokesman, Mr Mwenda Njoka and Mr Edwin Limo, the spokesman for the Foreign Affairs ministry refuted media suggestions that Prof Moyo was in Kenya.

More: Herald



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