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Court Freezes Accounts Of Owner Of 1824 Club And Nairobi County Employee Earning Sh55,000 – Eagle News Feed

Wilson Nashon Kanani

Wilson Nashon Kanani

One of the owners of the popular 1824 club on Langata Road suffered a blow when the High Court ordered the freezing of Sh48 million held in bank accounts belonging to him.

Wilson Nashon Kanani whose accounts were frozen is also an employee of the Nairobi County Government and is alleged to have been involved in fraudulent dealings.

Justice Esther Maina granted the orders on Tuesday to allow the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) complete investigations into claims that Kanani through his office received bribes and kickbacks thereby accumulating the money as well as other assets among them two high-end motor vehicles.

“The court has prohibited him (Wilson), his agents and servants from withdrawing, transferring, disposing of, wasting and/or in any other way dealing with funds held in his various bank accounts and from transferring, disposing of, wasting and/or in any other way dealing with two high-end motor vehicles,” said the judge.

EACC said although the employee earns a net monthly salary of Sh55,000 he received and channeled Sh506 million through bank accounts held in his name and family members between January 2016 and October 2022.

The commission says it established that Kanani’s duties at the county include regulation of outdoor advertisements, monitoring and surveillance of all outdoor advertisements and calling advertisers to comply with approvals and payments for advertisements.

“Although he earns a monthly net salary of Sh55,000/-, investigations have revealed that between January 2016 and October 2022, he received and channeled monies suspected to have been received through corruption amounting to Sh506,397,460.71/- through bank accounts in his name, the name of companies associated with him, his family members including his spouse and his minor children.”

Other assets linked to the accused include a house in Phenom Estate Langata, a residential house and rental premises in Busia, an apartment in Langata NHC and an apartment in Kahawa which are all suspected to have been acquired using proceeds of corruption.

“He is associated with five companies Wilman Auto Invests, Wilman Auto Invests (Logistics), Willy Walla International Limited, Wilcoreg Limited and Regineez Enterprises Limited which are reasonably suspected to have traded with the Nairobi City County Government,” EACC said in court documents.

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