Just a amere clerk at the National Youth Service is living lavish lifestyle with wealth valued at more than Sh500 million despite earning a peanut salary of Sh26,000 a month.
Evans Wafula Kundu was in charge of mechanical and transport department he illegally acquired the wealth during the looting spree at the NYS in which Sh9 billion was lost through dubious contracts and fictitious payments.
From 2013 to 2017 the accused was earning a net monthly salary of between Sh9,564 and Sh26,300, but he deposited cash totaling to Sh197,391,968 in his bank account.
He also managed to acquire property estimated at Sh350 million. His lavish lifestyle with the modest salary was laid bare by the Asset Recovery Agency (ARA) as it sought to freeze movement of the property.
On Friday, ARA through lawyer Jennifer Gitiri obtained orders stopping Kundu, his wife, his daughter Millicent Matingi Kundu and their company Mojisola Limited from selling, interfering with or transferring any of the property.
In her ruling, the no nonsense Justictice Mumbi Ngugi granted preservation orders barring the respondents, their employees, agents or any other person acting on their behalf from dealing in any manner with the listed property and parcels of land pending determination of the suit.
Ngugi further ordered the chief lands registrar to put a caveat on all land owned by Kundu and the director general of National Transport and Safety Authority to register a caveat on a fleet of vehicles.
ARA is seeking to haveproperty belonging to the accused and cash in his bank accounts forfeited to the state on claims that they were acquired through proceeds of crime and looting of public funds.
Ms Gitiri also submitted that at the time of the scandal, Kundu had the authority to incur expenditure as the head of mechanical and transport department.
Mr Kundu was among other 37 suspects charged in May last year with conspiracy to defraud NYS of millions of shillings. His was charged together with the former Youth and Gender Affairs Principal Secretary Lillian Omollo, former NYS Director General Richard Ndubai and his deputy Nicholas Ahere.