Court detains KCB Wundanyi employees linked to theft of Sh.20M

Customers at a KCB bank./COURTESY

Taita Taveta, KENYA: The Wundanyi law courts have ordered has ordered two KCB bank employees linked to the theft of sh 20 million detained for five more days.

This is to allow for the Department of Criminal Investigations to wind up investigating the matter.

Wundanyi Resident Magistrate Emily Nyakundi granted the request of the prosecution to have the suspects detained to allow for further investigations as they had not been completed on Monday when the two employees appeared in court.

The two employees 55-year-old Elford Peter Ngonda and 29-year-old Benedict Kithuku Matiko who had been tasked with safeguarding the banks’ safe between September 17th and 20th were arrested on Friday last week after the bank’s branch manager Zachary Okoth reported that sh 20,060,000 had gone missing from the bank’s safe.

Zachary then called police officers who arrested the duo who were in charge when the money disappeared.

Investigations had pointed out the disappearance of the millions to an inside job.

According to Mwatate OCPD Monica Kimani, Zachary had told police that the employees who had worked until 3.00pm had claimed that they were unable to open the safe forcing the bank manager to call for assistance and when they broke into the safe, the money was found missing.

The two employees are expected to be formally charged on Friday.