BREAKING : Former Youth Enterprise Development Fund CEO Catherine Namuye found dead at home

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Picture above : Ms Namuye during a press briefing 

Former youth fund CEO, Ms Namuye collapsed and died at her home in Kileleshwa on Wednesday, Nairobi police boss Japhet Koome said.

Mr Koome said neighbours called the police after they heard people screaming from Ms Namuye’s house at 11am.

Her lifeless body was discovered in her apartment on Wednesday morning soon after screams had been heard from the house, neighbours and police said.

Those who responded there included a Member of Parliament who is her neighbour. They said they found the immobile body minutes after the sound emanated from the house and called an ambulance.

She was pronounced dead at home by medics, Mr Koome said.

The police boss added that police and medics who attended to her did not see any physical injuries on her body.

The body was taken to Lee Funeral Home awaiting a postmortem examination Mr Koome said.

CORRUPTION  CHARGES AND EVICTION FROM OFFICE

Ms Namuye and former board chairman Bruce Odhiambo were last year charged with 12 counts of corruption in relation to the loss of Sh180 million of taxpayers’ money.

Also charged were the directors of Quorandum Ltd, Mukuria Ngamau and Doreen Waithera.

Ms Namuye and Mr Odhiambo were accused of receiving Sh4.5 million and Sh1.8 million in kickbacks from Quorandum that prosecutors said “they had reasons to believe was corruptly acquired from the Youth Enterprise Development Fund.”

Prosecutors said that between November 17, 2014 and May 4, 2015 in Nairobi, the suspects conspired to defraud the public through “unlawful payment of Sh180,364,789 from the Youth Enterprise Development Fund to Quorandum Limited for services not rendered.”

 

May she RIP .

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