Ex-Youth Fund Boss Namuye Collapses,Dies In Her Nairobi House
Former Youth Enterprise Development Fund CEO Catherine Namuye has died. See Also:There Will Be No Election Until IEBC Meets Our Demands-NASA
Ms Namuye collapsed and died at her home in Kileleshwa on Wednesday morning, Nairobi police boss Japhet Koome said.
She was pronounced dead at home by medics who arrived in the ambulance, Mr Koome said. According to neighbors,her lifeless body was discovered in her apartment soon after screams had been heard from her house at 11 am.
The police boss added that police and medics who attended to her did not see any physical injuries on her body. Police suspect heart attack as the cause of her death. But a postmortem will be carried out on the body to establish what triggered the condition. The body was taken to Lee Funeral Home awaiting a postmortem examination Mr Koome said. Read Also:CS Mailu’s Sack Order Angers Nurses,Demand For His Transfer
Ms Namuye and former board chairman Bruce Odhiambo were last year charged with 12 counts of corruption in relation to the loss of Sh180 million of taxpayers’ money.
Also charged were the directors of Quorandum Ltd, Mukuria Ngamau and Doreen Waithera.
The youth fund officials were each released on a Sh5 million bond with an alternative cash bail of Sh2 million. Also Read:UON Closed Indefinitely Due To Student Riots
Ms Namuye and Mr Odhiambo were accused of receiving Sh4.5 million and Sh1.8 million in kickbacks from Quorandum that prosecutors said “they had reasons to believe was corruptly acquired from the Youth Enterprise Development Fund.”
Prosecutors said that between November 17, 2014 and May 4, 2015 in Nairobi, the suspects conspired to defraud the public through “unlawful payment of Sh180,364,789 from the Youth Enterprise Development Fund to Quorandum Limited for services not rendered.”Also See:Press Statement By The Business Community In Kenya On The State Of The Country
Ms. Namuye denied a charge of abuse of office which stated that while acting as the Chief Executive, she executed an underhand contract between the Youth Enterprise Development Fund and Quorandum amounting to Sh.114,109,000 for alleged provision of consultancy services dubbed “The Design of Specifications for an Enterprise Resource Planning.”
Namuye, had earlier in parliament implicated her seniors for the loss of Sh.180 million. As acting CEO,Namuye authorised the payments of a fictitious tender. Read Also:Job Vacancies At Kenya Ferry Services