New Evidence : Uhuru Kenyatta's Family Involved In Shs 5 Billion Looting

According to the internal audit report, Sandales International Ltd, which was paid Sh41 million has Ms Kathleen Kihanya, Ms Nyokabi Muthama and Mr Samson Kamiri as directors.


Ms Kihanya is a cousin of President Kenyatta and has worked for his election campaign team in the past. Ms Muthama, on the other hand, is a sister of the President.

A marketing professional, Ms Kihanya worked in Mr Kenyatta’s failed presidential campaign in 2002. But after the elections, Mr Kenyatta, who won the Gatundu South seat, asked her to help set up a structure to manage the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

She also managed his appointments, and media relations, which she ran from the Uhuru Kenyatta Centre. After six months, Uhuru appointed her his CDF chairperson.

The other firm in the scandal is Life Care Medics, associated with Mr Richard Ngatia Waweru (500 shares) and Mr Paul Ndungu (500 shares), was paid Sh201 million. It was incorporated in August 12, 2013.

For Estama Ltd, since incorporation on June 19, 2008, it has never filed returns. The names of directors of the company are Mr Ambrose Makanga Ngari, (500 shares) and Ms Esther Wahito Makanga (500 shares).

Medafrica Ltd, the other company named, has not filed any annual returns since its incorporation August 12, 2013. It is owned by Ms Njage Makanga and Ms Naomi Wanjiku Mirithu, with 400 and 100 shares, respectively.

“The President cannot claim to know nothing about these individuals. And Kenyans know who these people are to the President,” the former Prime Minister said.

But Ms Kihanya, who is the Managaing Director of Sandales International, said it is wrong for some Kenyans to be demonised simply because they are related to the President.

“It is true, this is my company. But, we have done nothing wrong. We have done a clean business and there are documents to prove that,” she said on Friday.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta’s sister and cousin are among owners of companies suspected to have fraudulently pocketed millions of shillings in the Sh5.3 billion “HealthGate” or “Mafya House” scam — a Jubilee nightmare.

Uhuru’s sister Nyokabi Kenyatta Muthama and cousin Kathleen Kihanya are directors of a company that pocketed Sh41 million in questionable payouts.

This brings the country’s corruption crisis to the President’s doorstep.

They own Sundales International Limited, registered on September 12, 2013 – five months after Uhuru’s election.

Expert comment:This Health scam is the President’s scam

The Star’s independent investigations show the company has been awarded government contracts running into hundreds of millions.

Between September 2014 and February this year, for instance, Sundales won at least five separate tenders from the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority — worth Sh270 million.

The deepening graft crisis, 10 months to the polls, complicates Uhuru’s re-election strategy. It comes just days after he appeared to surrender and publicly admit he was frustrated in the anti-graft war.

“…if there is one issue that has frustrated me, it’s this issue [corruption] …Because the pressure is on me . . . show me one administration, since Independence, that has taken action on corruption like I have done?” an agitated Uhuru protested on October 19. He addressed a State House summit on accountability.

[B]The Sh41 million wired to the firm was supposedly payment to supply food to HIV patients.

It is part of Sh515.7 million an internal audit has flagged as possible fraud.
The details emerged yesterday amid revelations Estama Investment Ltd, one firms that pocketed Sh800 million, had not filed annual returns since its incorporation on June 19, 2008.

These revelations put pressure on the President, days after he blasted Auditor General Edward Ouko who has issued reports that embarrass the government and attempted to probe the Eurobond saga.

Nyokabi, born in May 1963, is Mama Ngina’s second-last born. She is listed as director of Kenyatta Trust charity for poor students.

Kathleen, Uhuru’s first cousin, is said to be an exuberant communications and PR guru. She supervised the media wing of Uhuru’s 2002 presidential campaign against Mwai Kibaki.

Alongside Solicitor General Njee Muturi, she worked at Uhuru’s Red Cross Center when led the opposition.

The Star has established Sundales won two tenders at Kemsa through restricted tendering.

From its website, the firm’s directors appear to have a massive war chest. It supplies heavy equipment, spare parts, construction materials, non-pharmaceuticals, food and a full range of printing services.

Read:Raila asks Uhuru to take responsibility for Sh5 billion allegations

Yesterday, Attorney General Githu Muigai denied files of companies named in “HealthGate” had mysteriously disappeared from the Registrar of Companies.

He said Estama Investment directors are Esther Wahito Makanga and Ambrose Makanga Ngari.

Ngari is said to be a General Manger at Equity Bank.

“According to the records, no annual returns have been filed since incorporation. It’s a private company limited by shares that was incorporated on 19 June 2008,” Githu’s statement said.

Other firms named beside Uhuru’s family company are Dentmed Kenya Limited, Life Care Medics Ltd and Ryovac Industries Ltd.

Life Care Medics is owned by millionaire Paul Wanderi Ndung’u and Richard Ngatia.

Ndung’u was among top 10 shareholders in Kenya Airways, Housing Finance and Olympia by 2010 and his shares in them were then valued at Sh576 million.

The leaked internal audit indicates the scandal involved manipulating the Integrated Financial Management System, diverting funds ad making double payments.

The audit says the amount lost could be of monumental proportion because the audit process is ongoing.

“The audit is experiencing setbacks in terms of facilitative environment contributing to slow delivery of audit work, which is necessary in management, decision making and fraud-risk mitigation,” the report says.

[B]For instance, the audit says Sh515.7 million was lost through double payments under the National Aids Control Programme. It was to buy food rations for HIV patients, though no payment vouchers were availed for audit.

“Some Sh265.7 million was paid to Cooperative Bank of Kenya. The bank cannot be a supplier of food and rations and hence the real payees were not disclosed,” the audit says. [/B]

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these people!!

@Nattydread @Meria Mata @Wakanyama

Thanks for the tag
Endelea Kumeza mate

Kuiba Eurobond ni kitu kingine lakini kuibia wagonjwa jo! Watu wangapi watakufa sasa juu ya huu wizi? Imagine the mwananchi without access to health care, those sleeping on hospital floors, those patients without medication etc Uhuru aliwafikiria akasema f**k them, his family comes first lqzima wale nyama. Uhuru stooped too low this time round.

We expect UK as CEO of this Republic atoe statement, wanjiku Hana nyama, Ata mfupa hamna.

@Chifu @bjurmann @Nattydread @Wakanyama

Ebu mjitokelezee.

impossible.corruption supervisors and sympathisers

Aren’t people here always complaining about shady relatives? How relatives have swindled them money? What makes the president immune to such relatives?

kosa ni kurudia kosa hawataibia wagonjwa tena, mwana muciare ndateagwo

Naona ma-sycophant kama @Meria Mata wakijifanya “concerned”.

There is no sacred cow nowadays. Kama mtu ako ameiba apelekwe kortini afunguliwe mashtaka. Akipatikana na makosa afungwe. Otherwise kusema Uhuru ameiba yet hauna evidence kuwa ameiba ni bure. If my brother is alleged to be a thief does it imply I also am a thief?

Next time ukinitaja taja ni sweep tu utapata. This story has been debated here for more than enough and nobody is defending corruption. To see my thought about it, refer to previous comments about the same issue. I also share the same thought with @MaryJane.

Brarry schupit!!! Have you seen me asslicking anybody in these streets?

@Mizizii Then let them get charged and jailed if found guilty. Tainting the president’s name is improper these are two separate individuals.

I don’t care,kura yangu ni ya Uhuru liwe liwalo,munataka tuamini juu imeandika kwa gazeti?only the foolish people trust newspapers, let’s give the defendants a fair hearing