Asset Recovery Watch

ARW-177
Stanley Mombo Amuti
Kenya
Financial Controller, National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation (Inclusive September 2007); Finance Manager, Water Services Regulatory Board (2004 or 2005-2007)
United Kingdom
Asset Location / Alleged Asset Location
2008
Ongoing
Art.20
No
Criminal Prosecution and Forfeiture
Unknown
Unspecified
Ongoing Case
Ongoing
Before Court of First Instance
Unspecified
Ongoing
N/A

On May 13, 2011, the Court of Appeal of Kenya in Nairobi upheld the freezing of Mr. Amuti's bank accounts and other assets pending the outcome his appeal in a case brought against him on September 18, 2008 by the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC). One of the bank accounts frozen was Account Number 32757182, National Westminster Bank PLC-London Branch, 60-15-49. (Source: Between Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission and Stanley Mombo Amuti [2011] eKLR, Civil Application No. NAL 30 of 2011 (UR 25/2011), Court of Appeal at Nairobi, May 13, 2011). According to the May 13, 2011 ruling, the KACC had filed an originating summons before the superior court, "stating that it had conducted investigations which established that Stanley Mombo Amuti [ ] was in possession of unexplained assets" that were grossly disportionate to his income. The KACC affidavit posited that a court authorized search of Mr. Amuti's office and residence revealed cash and checks in excess of Kshs. 21 million (USD 276,316), which were seized and further searches of his bank accounts established that he had deposited sums in excess of Kshs. 140 million (USD 1,842,110) and withdrawn in exces sof Kshs. 85 million (USD1,118,420) over a period if ten months between September 2007 and June 2008, as well as several immovable properties being traced to him. Mr. Amuti's gross salary as financial controller of the National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation was Kshs. 306,000 (USD 4,026.32) per month and net salary of Kshs. 180,031 (USD 2,368.83). Previously as finance manager with the Water Services Regulatory Board, he earned a gross salary of Kshs. 225,4000 (USD 3,965.79) for a period of three years. Mr. Amuti had been given an opportunity to explain the origin of his assets, but the KACC did not find the explanation satisfactory and filed its case. (Source: Ibid.)

According to the May 13, 2011 ruling by the Court of Appeal of Kenya in Nairobi, on September 18, 2008 the Kenyan Anti-Corruption Commission filed an originating summon before the superior court invoking section 55 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act. The case is ongoing, as of May 13, 2011. (Source: Between Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission and Stanley Mombo Amuti [2011] eKLR, Civil Application No. NAL 30 of 2011 (UR 25/2011), Court of Appeal at Nairobi, May 13, 2011).

Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission
Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission
Court of Appeal at Nairobi, High Court at Nairobi, superior court