DTB Top Employee Jailed Over 6.7 Million Bank Thefts

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BY SHARON MAKOLA

A top employee of Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) Kakamega Branch has been remanded in Kakamega prion following the disappearance of sh 6.7 million from the bank under her watch.

Caroline Mwenesi Musungu is said to have carried off the substantial total of cash early this week from the work premises on Monday 24.

She is one of the bank’s chiefs and is said to have all keys and passwords of the bank.

Miss Mwenesi pleaded not guilty under the steady gaze of Chief Magistrate Bildad Ochieng’ when the charges were perused to her.

The directorate of criminal Investigations (CID) Mr Samuel Kimani said that the occurrence happened when the bank supervisor Mr Graham Sultan Iravonga was on work leave.

The prosecutor accountable for the case Ms Lydia Ombega said that the mother of one five year old girl ought to be in police remand to permit the CID group lead its examinations.

“We might want enough time apportioned to the Investigative group to obtain all the CCTV film to affirm whether the allegations are valid,” said Mr Kimani.

Miss Ombega additionally said that the blamed has the mandate  to tamper  with the recording proof if set free on bond since she is one of the senior most representatives of the Institution.

Miss Mwenesi’s legal counselor Calistus Shifwoka requested the court to give her a free trail as confining her over an allegation is disregarding her privilege.

“It is illegal to hold any resident without affirmation of the wrongdoing conferred,” said Mr Shifwoka.

Miss Mwenesi who has been assuaged off her obligations is said to have introduced herself to after hearing that she was being looked for by the police.

The Chief Magistrate Mr Ochieng’ decided out that Ms Mwenesi be kept in Kakamega Main prison while investigations are conducted.

The court deferred the matter to August 15 where it will be heard with all the evidence in place.