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Man Wanted for Stealing Collection at County Revenue Arrested, Charged In Court

A most sought for former casual employee at the Kajiado county government revenue department has been arrested for impersonation and charged in court.

Police charge sheet read to Hamisi Ntiati impersonated a person employed in public service as council askari and assumed to inspect approval letters for construction site in Kitengela on August 20, 2018.

The charge sheet further read that Ntiati, while in company of others not in court, presented themselves with others before a developer, one William Karatu in Kitengela town and demanded.

READ:https://kajiado.co.ke/2018/06/27/eacc-reveals-millions-stolen-in-kajiado-revenue-collection-scam-in-2015-16/

The man was arrested by county reinforcement officers led by senior Inspector Patrick Kores and handed to Kitengela police in swoop at a site estate but the rest of nine of his accomplice escaped the dragnet.

He was further accused of demanding a bribe of  Sh30, 000 from Karatu so he can process his documents instead of the constructor paying a full amount of Sh140, 000 for the same work at the county revenue offices.

The prosecutions told the chief magistrate Susan Shitubi the accused is among a list of five former employees of the county government who have been established to have been conning traders in Kitengela town to be paid protection money so as to skip paying for trade licenses.

READ: https://kajiado.co.ke/2017/03/22/rampant-theft-revenue-collection-forces-nkedianye-go-digital/

Ntiati denied all the charges and was slapped with a court bail of Sh100, 000 and a similar surety of the same amount.

His case will be heard on November 13, this year when witnesses will present their findings.

Before governor Joseph Lenku took over at the helm late last year, the county government, according to auditor general’s office, was losing millions of shillings in revenue collection.

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