Controller of Budget Margaret Nyakang'o Breaks Silence Over Arrest

Controller of Budget, Margaret Nyangate Nyakang'o at the Mombasa Law Courts on December 5, 2023.
Controller of Budget, Margaret Nyangate Nyakang'o at the Mombasa Law Courts on December 5, 2023.

Controller of Budget Margaret Nyakang'o on Wednesday spoke out on her arrest and the circumstances leading to her arrest.

Speaking during an interview with Citizen TV, Nyakang'o explained that she was playing golf in Karen on Monday before heading home.

However, after arriving at her home, she was informed by cops, who had trailed her in a vehicle, that she was required to go and record a statement with the police.

She divulged that one of the officers even advised her to get warm clothes, an indication that the police officers were planning to hold her overnight.

Margaret Nyakang'o during her swearing in as CoB on Wednesday, December 4 2019
Margaret Nyakang'o during her swearing-in as CoB on Wednesday, December 4 2019.
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Nyakang'o added that she was then escorted to the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Banking Fraud Department. However, she did not record a statement.

"One of the officers advised me to get clothing that would keep me warm and I did not understand. I was taken to the CBK department that deals with fraud and never recorded a statement.

"The officers informed me that they had been directed to take me to Mombasa and advised my husband to head back home," she stated.

According to Nyakang'o she was driven to Mombasa on Monday night and arrived at the Coastal city on Tuesday morning.

The CoB stated that they arrived in Mombasa at approximately 7:30 am.

She indicated that the detectives who had accompanied her to Mombasa then handed her over to their colleagues in Mombasa before she was presented in Court.

At the Mombasa Law Courts, Nyakang'o was charged with defrauding someone Ksh 29 million.

She was also accused of operating FEB Sacco Society Limited without a valid licence from the Sacco Regulatory Authority and forging someone's signature in 2019.

During the interview, she questioned the circumstances surrounding her arrest, wondering why she was the only one out of the 11 accused to be arraigned in court. 

DCI headqaurters located along Kiambu road in Nairobi
DCI headquarters located along Kiambu Road in Nairobi
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