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Big Exposé: Firms Used By Staff To Defraud Child Welfare Society Of Kenya – Part 1 of 2

Irene Mureithi, CEO CWSK

This is a story of money laundering, looting of a state corporation and gagging of a media house from revealing the hard truths about the tenure of one Irene Mureithi who now christen Rogue. She has earned the title and henceforth Rogue Irene Mureithi must be aware.

First and foremost, whatever has already been revealed in the first two posts were just summaries of her looting sprees.

In this next chapter, we document deeply what was happening. Documented evidence of malpractice at the Children Welfare Society of Kenya (CWSK).

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji knows these issues but has he/will he act?

Noordin wariahe, hii ilikufikia kweli ama Cartels kwa ofisi yako waliizima? has received a 46 paged document complete with files, checks etc.

Part 1: Re-introduction: Attention Noordin Haji.

It would be prudent to start by Acknowledging the Leadership of the Office of Director of Public Prosecution on the war against corruption and embezzlement of funds from the government institutions.

The main concerns are based on the following agendas.

  1. Embezzlement of funds in Development projects.
  2. Non-performance of project undertaken by CWSK.
  3. Procurement flaws in the Organization.
  4. Serious Human Resource issues that requires your attention.
  5. Lack of priority when it comes to key Performance Indicators.
  6. Lack of withholding contractual tax 3 % on all labour contracts.

It is our humble submission that you may go through this document keenly and intervene by engaging other stakeholders in solving the problems without compromising our situation (Life). It is worth noting that you have been mandated by the president to help him leave a legacy behind.

We have been given the opportunity by the government to construct foster care Centers for the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) to help in the service delivery. In all our construction sites, it’s worth noting we have always engaged our contractors on labour based services. The CEO has however, hatched a scheme, to use this labour contracts to defraud the organization, as will be shown below. This has been done through creation of companies, where the directors are just puppets. The second face is through soliciting for powers of attorney, to allow proxies to co-open (with the directors) and operate bank accounts. In most cases the proxies are unsuspecting employees of CWSK, who are lured on the pretex of checks and balances of the contractors’ accounts. It is worth noting that the accounts are domiciled (either opened at or transferred to) in Equity Bank, Kilimani Supreme Branch, the same branch where, all the major CWSK bank accounts are domiciled, despite the fact that the project sites are in Isiolo, Nanyuki, Joska and Bungoma. Withdrawals are made in lump sums from these accounts, at Equity Bank Supreme Branch, and handed to CWSK finance officer, who handles the monies henceforth. These (lump sum withdrawal and account domicile) also raises an audit query on the side of the bank as to the timing, of deposits and withdrawals, amount and the potential source and use of those monies. Is it possible that some employees of Equity Kilimani Supreme branch are compromised, and what benefit do they derive from such engagement? The said companies are discussed as below:

The table below is going to list;

Aburo General ContractorsCWSK Muranga1470264351484Yarow Hassan Wario
CWSK Isiolo1470271086059
Newtomic Electrical & Gen Contractors LtdCWSK JoskaJoyce Waruguru Nyang’endo & George Kigotho Kangangi
Razia Investment LtdCWSK Nanyuki1470264208359Saadia Osman
Lubimbayi LimitedCWSK Bungoma1290270574339

Points worth noting.

  1. All CWSK major Accounts are domiciled in Equity Kilimani Supreme(Recurrent A/c-0150291898458, OVC a/c-0150291898416 and Devt A/c-1470262374154)
  2. All the Contractors Accounts listed in the table above are domiciled in Equity Kilimani supreme i.e. the accounts were opened in Equity Kilimani Supreme or they were transferred there at a later date. The signatories are employees of C.W.S.K –Child Welfare Society of Kenya and the relatives of the E.O-Irene Mureithi.
  3. It raises eyebrows when a contractor is stationed in other counties (Muranga, Isiolo,Nanyuki) but would always do their transactions in Equity Kilimani Supreme.
  4. General practice is that bank operations can be performed or carried out from any branch in the country. In addition to that, cheques would always be deposited in their respective accounts and be withdrawn almost instantly.
  5. It would also be worth noting, to lift the corporate veil and go behind the company by looking at;
  6. Who are the directors and their relationship with the organization
  7. Who are the Signatories of their accounts being operated at Equity Kilimani Supreme(Relatives, Friends and unsuspecting Staffs)
  8. Despite weekly withdrawal from the so called contractors, the casuals on site are usually paid after a period of 5weeks.(and when paid, it’s always partially)
  9. You will also notice that every financial year, Funds used in the project would always be higher than the allocation by more than Kshs.50, 000,000. This does not prove the interest of finishing the project but the appetite for embezzling funds for self-gain.

We are going to analyze each project and try to give the details on how funds have been embezzled and it effects to the projects.

The first company: Aburo General Contractors

Hassan Wario is a politician from Isiolo County. He was awarded the contract in 2014 on a labour based cost mode.

His contract was to cover:

  • Muranga Construction Site
  • Isiolo Construction Site.

The Company was incorporated back in 2010.The directors of the company is Hassan Wario Yarrow. The C.E.O (Irene Mureithi) entered into a gentleman’s  agreement with the owner of the business entity to allow her operate their bank accounts together with her unsuspecting employees who were made to believe that they were for oversight purposes. These staffs were used and did not benefit financially by acting as joint signatories to the account. This accounts has been run by C.W.S.K at the Head office .Their cheque books are always stored in the Finance office. The company has been running three different bank accounts at Equity Kilimani but as at now, we only have to bank accounts that we can access i.e. Account No 🙁 1470264351484 and 1470271086059)

You will notice that Child welfare society of Kenya would make payment to the contractor under the instruction of the C.E.O. Once the payment is done, Mr. Maina will write the cheque from Aburo accounts and signed by the cwsk employees then latter take the two cheques to the banks. Remember the 1st cheque is for depositing funds to the aburo Accounts and the other cheque is for withdrawing money from the contractors accounts.

To your Surprise, the account signatories have been Employees of CWSK. The ironical part is the employees when they are introduced, they would be lured that their work is to help the organization not to lose funds. Some of the staffs who have been Signatories of the Aburo General contractors:

NatureDesignationStationTel No
Brooke Abuya OlondeSocial WorkerHead Office0727-260—–
Francis ThiongoDriverHead Office0722-830——

The staff by the Name Brooke Abuya withdrew from being the signatory after noting some fraudulent activities in the bank and since that time he has always been frustrated in his line of duty. He has been transferred from Head office as the head of Adoption to Eldoret branch under unclear circumstances in May 2019. Some of these frustrations forcing people to rather keep quiet.

 Francis Thiongo on the other hand has been receiving his salary for the past one year

Without reporting to work .He is still a signatory in the said account. The C.E.O however can’t sack him because of the information he holds.

We would also like to bring to your attention that in all the construction sites, Child welfare society of Kenya have been buying materials. From this point, it would be important to analyze and compare the material cost and labour cost in order to prove our point of Fraud. It would be hard to give actual valuation cost per project due lack of expertise in valuation. The figures we have been using as the revised project cost are way inflated hence may not bring out the true picture.

Summary of the Project Cost under Aburo General Contractors

FY 2018/19 Muranga  Isiolo
Labour              53,433,600            41,160,000
Construction Materials              18,014,840              9,290,281
Total Cost              71,448,440             50,450,281
Amount Allocation              41,000,000             45,000,000

The information relates to the allocation from the government and what has been spent in one FY 2018/19.

In Murang’a construction site, what was allocated and received is Kshs 41,000,000. But what was spent amounts to Kshs.71, 448,440. From the summary, we can deduce that 74.8% went to labour.

That brings in the question of what kind of construction would consume such amount of money.

In Isiolo construction site, what was allocated and received is Kshs 45,000,000. But what we spent amounts to Kshs.50, 450,281. From the summary, we can deduce that 81.6% went to labour.

N.B. The figures are projected to grow before the end of the financial year.

Since the start of  the project

To Date Muranga  Isiolo
Labour            115,598,637          101,496,000
Construction Materials and Equi              70,364,940          133,982,725
Others/Overheads                9,941,763            55,804,654
 Total Cost             195,905,340          291,283,379
Allocation Received            187,557,300          241,538,500

Summary Of payments to Aburo contractors –Review Annex 1

 Question to ask to prove the point of Embezzlement

  1. What are the terms of contracting service given to Aburo General Contractors
  2. Who are the owners of the business?
  3. Why are all contractors accounts operated in Equity Kilimani Supreme branch?
  4. How many banks accounts do they operate in Equity Bank Kilimani supreme?
  5. How come the contractors bank accounts are operated at the same bank CWSK Organizational accounts are domiciled.
  6. Why did the C.E.O lure unsuspecting staffs to act as the Signatories.

N.B. If you provide a court order to the Equity bank for the Accounts detail, you will be provided with the static date of all the signatories of the said accounts since the accounts were opened.

Second Company: Razia Investment Ltd

The business is owned by a woman named SADIA OSMAN.

Her contract was to cover:

  • Nanyuki Construction Site

The account has been run by the CWSK head office .Their cheque books are always stored within our office. The company has been running bank accounts at Equity Kilimani Account No: (1470264208359)

In this account, the person operating this account is a bit different from Aburo General Contractors. It is operated by a Lawyer who acts as a signatory by the name Paul Mwangi Ndungu ID No O237886.

To create the relationship, Paul Mwangi Ndungu started giving CWSK legal services back in year 2013 when he was the legal officer who dealt with the transfer of land and being the custodian. It is after the interaction with the organization that made him become one of the signatories of the fore said bank Account.

Evidence showing their relationship is as attached below.

I wish to analyze the transactions that have taken place last financial year FY 2018/19 to bring the sense home.

FY 2018/19 Nanyuki
Labour    40,950,000
Construction Materials and Equi      6,309,340
Total Cost    47,259,340
Amount Allocation    47,000,000

This shows that Razia Investment ltd has been paid a total of Ksh.40, 950,000 compared to Total cost of Kshs.47, 259,340 in the FY 2018/19.This amount to 86.64% labour.

Since the project started:

To Date Nanyuki
Labour  137,103,240
Construction Materials and Equi    74,490,453


 Total Cost   279,382,162
Allocation Received  216,029,100

This means that the total funds that has been embezzled using this account amounts to Kshs. 137,103,240

Summary Of payments to Razia Investment ltd –Review annex 2

N.B- The figures are subject to change cause payments are made on weekly basis or as it may be required by the C.E.O –Irene Mureithi.

 Third Company: Lubimbayi Limited

The owner of this company is not yet known to date. The company was awarded a contract to manage the Bungoma construction. From the attached image of the cheque annex 3.The account was opened in a different Equity Bank A/C No-1290270574339 then later transferred to Equity Bank Kilimani branch.

The signatory of the Account happened to be a CWSK Employee (Harun Mburu)

NatureDesignationStationTel No
Harun MburuStore KeeperHead Office0721-575—–

 Apparently he also withdrew after realizing the fraudulent activities and that the C.E.O (Irene Mureithi) was taking advantage of him. The C.E.O is in the process of getting a new signatory.

FY 2018/19 Bungoma
Labour               14,120,000
Construction Materials and Equi                 3,581,246
Total Cost               17,701,246
Amount Allocation               16,000,000

Question to ask to prove the point of Embezzlement in Lubimbayi Limited

  1. What are the terms of contracting service given to Lubimbayi Limited
  2. Who are the owners of the business?
  3. How come the bank accounts are operated at the same bank our Organizational accounts are domiciled.
  4. Who is Harun Mburu to CWSK-(Employee-storekeeper)

N.B. Since the withdrawal of Harun Mburu, another person has been incorporated and we presume that it’s a staff whom we don’t want to mention due to lack of facts.

Summary Of payments to Lubimbayi LimitedReview annex 3

Fourth Company: Newtomic Electrical and General Contractors Ltd

The company is owned by Joyce Waruguru Nyang’endo & George Kigotho Kangangi.

Their contract was to cover:

  • Joska Construction Site.

This company is being operated as a proxy. Its major transactions are operated at Equity Kilimani Supreme Branch. The operations of the account are done by Irene Mureithi and the her Elder brother. For the confirmation, a court order to direct the bank give full account holders and its signatories would clear out the reality.

Summary Of payments to Newtomic Electrical & General Contractors LtdReview annex 4

ANNEX – Big File


Full Exposé: The Rot And Fraud At The Child Welfare Society Of Kenya

Looting Exposed: Procurement Flaws At The Child Welfare Society Of Kenya

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