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Trader in Sh2b scam probe gets bank accounts back - 3 months ago, 9 Nov 11:41

By: Paul Ogemba

A court has lifted orders freezing accounts of a businessman accused of being part of a ring that allegedly siphoned Sh2 billion from Migori County coffers.

The High Court had frozen the bank accounts of Mr Ernest Owino and his three companies following an application by the anti-corruption commission.

Lady Justice Hedwig Ong’udi said it would be unfair to continue restraining Owino from operating his businesses.

“In all fairness, I have not found any good reason that would make this court to continue freezing his accounts. I therefore discharge the orders earlier issued to preserve the money,” ruled Ong’udi.

She said the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission had over one year to carry out investigations, when the accounts were first frozen in November 2017, and cannot claim to still be probing the matter.

Mr Owino and his three companies - Janto Construction Company Ltd, Marowa Stores Ltd and Mbingo Enterprises Ltd - ...
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