Kenya Commercial Bank is slowly dragging their name into the gutter. Theft cases of the bank have been on the rise in the recent years. Bank employees shut down security cameras before Sh21 million was stolen from the strong room, a court heard yesterday.
The Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Wundanyi branch manager, Zachary Onyango Okoth, told the court that the bank’s assistant operations manager, Peter Efrod Ngoda, and back office clerk, Benedict Kituku Mativo, who managed a set of keys to the vault, interfered with the CCTV system. The suspects were charged that on September 17, 2018, at KCB Wundanyi branch in Wundanyi town, they jointly stole Sh21,060,000, the property of KCB, which came into their possession by virtue of their employment.
The security guard, Mwamto Mghanga, is also charged with neglecting to prevent a felony. Mghanga is also facing an alternative charge of knowing that the first and second accused designed to steal and failing to use all reasonable means to prevent the theft.
Mr Okoth, the Branch Manager testified that Mativo was appointed to manage the safe in the absence of the compliance manager. He was testifying in a theft case facing two bank employees and a security guard. The suit over the theft of more than Sh21 million kicked off yesterday. He told the court that CCTV footage revealed that in the period between the morning of September 17, 2018 and to 3.30pm, the surveillance cameras were disconnected.