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Former MP Danson Mungatana Arrested In Nairobi

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UPDATE Wednesday August 19: Former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana and co-accused Collins Waweru charged with conspiracy to defraud a businesswoman Ksh1M; freed on Ksh200,000 cash bail.

UPDATE Wednesday, August 12: Former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana and Collins Waweru were released on Ksh20,000 bail pending investigations into suspected fraud.

The duo are expected to appear in court on Thursday, August 20 following their arrest on Tuesday at a Nairobi hotel by detectives from Kilimani police station in Nairobi.

Mungatana is alledged to have tried to defraud a woman under the guise of helping her secure a tender.

Former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana was arrested on Tuesday night August 11 in connection with a case of obtaining money by false pretence.

According to a report by the Daily Nation, detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), who had been trailing the former MP the whole day, seized him at Sagret Hotel in Nairobi.

Sources told the Nation that the MP was arrested because of a case of fake deal linked to the military.

Former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana at a past function. Source: The Standard

Both the new Nairobi regional commander Rashid Yakub and Kibera sub-county commander Lucas Oigara declined to comment on the matter.

Mr Mungatana was arrested shortly after 7pm as he met some people who were allegedly part of the deal that he is now in trouble for.

He was first taken to the Nairobi area police headquarters before he was transferred to the Kilimani Police Station.

Mr Mungatana is expected to be arraigned on Wednesday August 12. 

This is not the first time that Mr Mungatana is finding himself in trouble over a shady deal.

Danson Mungatana was arrested on Tuesday August 11 after claims he obtained money from false pretence. Source: File

Last year, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) arrested and presented him in court over alleged theft of Ksh51.5 million from Kilifi County coffers.

The former MP and six others were accused of using a company belonging to another businesswoman as a conduit to illegally receive funds from the Kilifi County government.

According to EACC, Mr Mungatana and his co-accused forged Local Purchase Orders belonging to the Kilifi County government to ask for payments. The anti graft agency said investigations revealed that none of the goods that were paid for were ever delivered.

In 2018, the former MP was linked to a fake bank notes scandal after detectives raided an apartment in Westlands and arrested three people, including two foreigners.

Mr Mungatana, whose name featured prominently in the scam, claimed he was innocent as he had been scammed himself by the gang.

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