Court issued a warrant for the arrest of a Kenyan diplomat

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The Anti-Corruption Court issued an arrest warrant for a  Kenyan diplomat serving in Malaysia.

Ruth Kanini Kitony is wanted over embezzlement of Ksh48.9 million from the Kasarani Constituency Development Fund.

Ms Kitony was employed by the CDF Board as a District Development Officer and she did not present herself to the EACC last Friday as advised.

Her lawyers Dunstan Omari and Anita Masaki told the court that Ms Kitony could not leave the Kenyan desk without a diplomat to attend to emerging issues or fly to Kenya to stand trial.

Kitony is accused of abusing her office by improperly conferring a benefit of Ksh1,033,000 to Jecinta Akoth Opondi and Maurice Odhiambo Orongo by signing vouchers as payment for supply of construction materials of Kasarani Girls’ High School.