Kenyan top official wanted in US for fraud


KAA Board Chair David Kimaiyo welcomes new Director, Captain Bootsy Mutiso Musyoka (right) earlier this year. Read more at:

A businessman who was among the 302 persons appointed to various boards of state corporations is a fugitive wanted in the United States.

It has now emerged that Bootsy Musyoka Mutiso, appointed to Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) carried in a Special Issue of the Kenya Gazette, Vol. CXVII-No. 43 published on Monday 27 April 2015, is wanted in the US to answer to charges of committing a felony.

He was appointed alongside Kevin Kihara for a period of three years, with their appointment being gazetted by Acting Transport CS James Macharia.

However it has now emerged Musyoka is wanted in the US state of Oklahoma, where a warrant of arrest was issued 18 years ago for obtaining merchandise through false pretence.

According to court records, the case is still active and the warrant was last updated on December, 4, 2010 for Criminal Felony No. CF-1998-3165 of obtaining merchandise by bogus check/felony in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The offence was allegedly committed on 07/26/1996, and thereafter Musyoka left the US to return home with the case being filed in June, 23, 1998.

This raises concern as to where the state conducted any due diligence before picking on Musyoka to ensure it complies with chapter six of the constitution on leadership and integrity.

“The 302 Appointments to 79 State Corporations exhibit men and women of integrity, dedication and competence.  Kenya’s Public Sector is well on the course towards delivering on the Promise of making our Parastatal Sector at par with global best practice,” a statement from State House announcing the appointment had read.

Perhaps interestingly is that Musyoka was gazetted as Joseph B. Mutiso while the KAA website has the names of Bootsy Musyoka Mutiso.

Sunday, CS Macharia could not be reached for comment as calls to his phone went answered.

Standard Digital Kenya

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