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How police officer whose companies got Sh34m in NYS scandal was busted

A police officer attached to Jogoo Police Station was on Wednesday arrested over the Sh10.5 billion National Youth Service scandal.

Corporal Caroline Mango was arrested for failing to remit tax amounting from her four companies namely; Jupercar Garments, Maanti Logistics, Ajol General Enterprises and Carrotexx Enterprises.

It has emerged that the four companies belong to the officer and dealt with general supplies of office equipment.

Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) told Nairobi News that Maanti Logistics was paid Sh26.8 million, Carrotexx was paid Sh1.9 million, Jupercar Garments received Sh5.6 million.

“All the companies belong to her and the money was sent to the same bank account. She will assist us in the ongoing investigations so as we understand what really transpired,” a DCI detective told Nairobi News.

The detectives started investigating the accounts in 2017 when they first wrote to the Devolution Permanent Secretary requesting documents to assist in the ongoing investigations on the misappropriation of funds from the NYS accounts.

CORRUPTION

Same year in November, the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission wrote to the Kenya Revenue Authority to look into six companies that were under probe.

It’s during this initial investigations that the detectives found three companies had listed the same person as their director but using different middle names.

DCI officers told Nairobi News that Maanti Logistics was paid Sh26.8 million with Caroline Mango as the director, Carrotexx was paid Sh1.9 million with Caroline Atieno Mango listed as the director, while Jupercar Garments received Sh5.6 million with Caroline Ajow Mango as the director.

The suspect then used the same ID number and all the payment were made to the same bank account where a total of Sh 34.5 million was channeled.