ELDERLY MEN ALLEGEDLY STOLE 11M FROM 1992 ETHNIC CLASHES VICTIMS
By Chris Ojow
Directors of Kenya National Organisation for Victims of Ethnic
Clashes were arrested on Tuesday 08th June 2021 without warrant
of arrest and arraigned before lower criminal court at Nairobi
Milimani where they were charged with several counts.
Johnstone Kimiri Ngugi and his co accused Jackson Kigo Mwangi
pleaded not guilty before Nairobi’s Senior Principal Magistrate
Kennedy Cheruiyot, where it was alleged that they conspired to
defraud 1992 Victims of Ethnic Clashes over seven million Kenya
shillings and the second accused Mwangi also pleaded not guilty to
Stealing over four million Kenya shillings property of Ethnic clashes
victims in Rift Valley Province.
It was in the year 1992 during the powerful ruling party KANU with
the Late former President Daniel Toroitich Moi as the Head of State,
where the Country second Liberators were agitating for the multi
party Democracy, struggling to change the life of ordinary Citizens
from dictatorial power system.
Then the worst happened where majority of one Community were
massacred and several uprooted from the Rift Valley Region with
the most affected area turning out to be Molo region, as women
dressed their younger male children using female dresses to save
them from blood thirsty killers.
Later the over three thousand internal refugees Ethnic clashes
victims formed an idea to contribute 20,000 Kenya shillings each in
a bid to look for alternative place to settle after being evicted from
Rift Valley violently where they lost properties and several of their
The 1992 Ethnic clashes victims made a decision to buy land in
Kitengela Kajiado County to settle down, 29 years their
dream was sabotaged after the two Directors of the National
Organisation for Victims of Ethnic Clashes allegedly stole a huge
amount of their savings.
Nairobi’s Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot freed the
accused on a lenient cash bail, due to the health status of the
accused and their age with more direction on the criminal matter to
be issued on 23rd June year 2021.
On diverse dates between 14th August 2018 and 9th September
2020 it is alleged that the second accused Jackson Kigo Mwangi, at
Kariobangi Area Starehe sub County of Nairobi County Kenya, the
accused stole 4,129,000 Kenya shillings the Property of Kenya
National Organisation for Victims of Ethnic Clashes.
While in a separate charge both the accused Johnstone Kimiri Ngugi
and Jackson Kigo Mwangi conspired to defraud the victims
7,099,000 Kenya shillings.
The State Prosecutor Panyako did not object to the accused being
released on bond but assured the Court and the Complainants the
victims that the State is ready to speed up the trial as a matter of