Top Treasury boss Charles Muia Mutiso is battling EACC who wants to seize his assets, including a lavish car and prime parcels of land, worth Sh46.44 million.
Mutiso who is the deputy director in charge of external resources at the Treasury is battling to retain his assets with EACC pushing to forfeit them.
EACC believes that Mutiso did not acquire his wealth through clean means.
“The commission established that there were reasonable grounds to suspect that the respondent was, during the period he acquired the assets, engaged in corrupt conduct and economic crime,” EACC said in documents filed in court seeking orders to attach the properties.
EACC through their advocate Rosslyne Murugi in documents filed in court on May 3, 2020, Mutiso earned an average net monthly salary of Sh118, 691. But he has gained wealth not commensurate to his salary.
According to the files in court, Mutiso has stashed cash amounting to 21.17 million in five bank accounts held in his name between April 1, 2015, and April 1, 2020.
Three accounts are held with Absa bank and the remaining two are held with Co-operative and KCB banks.
“Other than his salary from the National Treasury and Planning where he is employed, the respondent during the material period received through his said bank accounts numerous unexplained inward remittances, EFTs and cash deposits,” the documents read.
The file in court further claims Mutiso received Sh522, 087 over the five-year period through one of his bank accounts whose source has yet to be established.
In yet another account, he received Sh16.40 million while in his third account Mutiso received Sh20.19 million.
The two accounts at Co-op and KCB received Sh2 million and Sh7.67 million respectively.
In addition, over the period, Mutiso received Sh9.58 million through his M-Pesa number.
He also acquired two parcels of land in Matungulu, Machakos County valued at Sh13.50 million. The officer also bought a Toyota S Wagon – KCH 393M worth Sh2.4 million.
“The commission seeks for orders declaring the accumulated unexplained assets valued at Sh46.44 million as unexplained,” reads part of the court document.
“Further, the commission seeks that the respondent is ordered to forfeit assets or pay the said sum to the government of Kenya,” EACC sought.
EACC in its final submission to the court declared that Mutiso was dishonest in explaining the source of his wealth.
“Investigations by the commission established that respondent was dishonest in declaring his income and assets with the public service commission as he concealed houses and rental income,” the documents read.