Jimmy Mutuku Kiamba was a Nairobi County’s chief finance officer when Evans Kidero was the Governor. In 2015, Jimmy Kiamba appeared before the anti-graft agency for questioning over financial dealings at City Hall. This was after the then Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko submitted an alleged corruption dossier to EACC ans demanded action against county chiefs including Governor Evans Kidero over what he termed as “corrupt dealings at City Hall.”
The EACC believed that Mr Kiamba stole public funds from City Hall after depositing more than Sh400 million between January and November 2014 despite earning a monthly salary of Sh85,000 as City Hall CFO. Between August 2009 and February 2015 his net salary was Sh5.8 million while rental flats in Athi River fetched him Sh2.7 million monthly. Evidence showed that he used several people at City Hall to make deposits in his accounts including Joseph Njoroge, his driver.
The anti-graft body obtained bank statements for the accounts and compared the amounts deposited and his salary. The commission also noted huge inter-account transfers.
He was the third officer in Kideros administration to be questioned by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission after his deputy Steve Osiro and County Secretary and Head of Public Service Lillian Ndegwa appeared before the team on Thursday.
In July 2019, the Former City Hall Chief Finance Officer Jimmy Kiamba was dealt a blow when a court ordered him to pay the government Sh282 million.
Justice Hedwig Ong’udi also ordered Mr Kiamba to pay an additional Sh35 million to the government, failure to which he will forfeit his house in Runda Water Estate, Nairobi.
Justice Ong’udi ruled that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) had established that Mr Kiamba’s six cash deposits totalling Sh317,648,604 constitute unexplained assets.
Mr. Kiamba, who served during Governor Evans Kidero’s administration, had explained that the deposits were from revenue derived from the sale of cattle, farming wheat and maize, a transport and quarry business and sale of some property but the court was not convinced.
The judge, however, said that it was impossible to know how much had been injected in the transport business and therefore the house, which he allegedly bought at Sh35 million, fell under the category of unexplained assets.