The Director Parliamentary Budget Office, Samuel Wanyaka Huxley, has been sent to the High Court Anti-Corruption Division to stand trial over a number of corruption offences including the alleged theft of over 822 million shillings.
The money in question was meant for service delivery surveys in the country but Wanyaka allegedly stole it after he had access by virtue of his employment before putting it into his personal use.
Wanyaka was committed to High Court by Chief Magistrate of the Anti-Corruption Court Sarah Langa Siu on Friday. This was after Thomas Okoth from the Inspectorate of Government said the investigations into his case were complete.
An indictment signed off by the Acting Director of Legal Affairs at the Inspectorate of Government, Sarah Birungi, states that the IGG will bring evidence at the trial to prove that indeed Wanyaka stole the money in question and that he should be convicted as charged.
The Ombudsman contends in the indictment that they have evidence to show that Wanyaka between August 13 and December 19 last year, stole Shillings 822 million out of which he made fictitious and false accountabilities of over Shillings 682 million and the remaining balance of over 140 million shillings was not accounted for.
The IGG further states in the indictment that she will tender in evidence in form of false accountabilities uttered by Wanyaka to the senior accountant of Parliament and also the handwriting expert report confirming that indeed Wanyaka requisitioned for the money in question.
With this committal to the high court, it’s the registrar of the court to fix his case in the next convenient criminal session so that the hearing can start.