Trusting on a proverbial quote that justice delayed is justice denied, the former Kenya Pipeline Company(KPC) Managing Director Shem Ochuodho and ten others who believed they were off the hook are now in rude shock as their cases of corruption have been rekindled 10years later.
In a rejoinder tweet to the ongoing corruption cases in Kenya, Miguna Miguna, a self declared general reminded Kenyans, upon receiving news that those high profile corruption cases have been revisited, why the highly educated Shem Ochuodho is not in the country.
“Ignorant Kenyans now know why the fake Diaspora “President” Shem Ochuodho supports the fake Diaspora “Ambassador” Mwende Mwinzi: To buy himself time out of jail for stealing billions belonging to Kenyans.” Tweeted Miguna.
Shem Ochuodho, a Doctor of Philosophy in software engineering, a former Rangwe constituency MP in Homa-Bay County between 1997 and 2002, a computer consultant, former KPC managing director and the cureent chair of Kenya Diaspora Association is a wanted man who would not want to visit home over corruption cases.
In 2010, while serving as KPC Managing Director Dr Shem Ochuodho alongside two former senior managers John Macharia and Janice Theresia Kiarie Wanjiku, alias Terry Winjenje, were charged over a scam involving Sh1,250,577,549.
In the case, Mr Ochuodho was accused of fraudulently instructing Standard Chartered Bank of Kenya to pay Triple-A Capital Ltd Sh1,250,577,549 from KPC’s account purporting it to be a refund on account of Triple-A Capital having paid a similar sum to KPC’s international creditor, Export Development Canada (EDC), yet no such payment had been made by Triple-A Capital and on behalf of KPC to EDC.
The case was held for a long time after the suspects filed cases at the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, obtaining several orders along the way. In the process he flee the country to a safer haven where he landed the Kenya diaspora association chair.
In their own imagination businessman Yagnesh Devani and seven others in the Triton scandal involving sh7.6 billions; Davy Koech and others on about sh547 million at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri); former KPC Managing Director Shem Ochuodho and two former senior managers John Macharia and Janice Theresia Kiarie Wanjiku, alias Terry Winjenje over a scam involving Sh1,250,577,549; Sammy Kirui, a former Local Government PS, and 12 senior officials over the Sh260 million cemetery land scandal at City Hall; Concelia Ondiek and Christine Chacha over the embezzlement of Sh14 million of public funds for the World Bank/Government of Kenya-funded Education Sector Support Programme; National Social Security Fund (NSSF) staff and other individuals on sh1.6 billion scam; name them, thought their cases were things in the past. Now they have to deal with them as their files have been reopened afresh.