Thomas Gitau Njogu,Â an assistant accountantÂ in the Interior Ministry is among three officials being sought after by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) over a Ksh1 billion scandal.
According to Citizen, the three came under the EACC radar after accruingÂ massive wealth over a short period which does not commensurate with their under Ksh200,000 official salaries.
Njogu is said to take home a monthly salary of Ksh97,000 although he has managed to amassÂ wealth amounting to Ksh115 million in a span of one year.
According to EACC, a 0.7-acre piece of land in Thome Estate valued at Ksh40 million is among the property owned by the Interior Ministry employee.
Njogu also owns two parcels of land measuring a 1/8 of an acre each in Kabete where construction ofÂ apartments was ongoing with the three properties value totalling to Ksh63 million.
The EACC is also reportedly investigating a man identified asÂ Joseph Gikonyo whoÂ is a manager at the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) office in Eldoret.
Earning a net salary of Ksh119,000,Â Gikonyo could notÂ allegedlyÂ account for Ksh615 million acquired between 1998-2016.
The KRA official isÂ reported to haveÂ invested heavily in three prime properties at the Coast includingÂ a six-acre piece of land in Mtwapa valued at Ksh27 million.
He is also said to be behind aÂ Ksh.125 million apartment development projectÂ on a 0.6-acre piece of land in Nyali suburb andÂ residential houses in Shanzu worthÂ Ksh25 million bringingÂ the total amount of his coastal property toÂ Ksh177 million.
He alsoÂ allegedly owns 12 vacant plots scattered across Nairobi county andÂ a three-bedroom maisonette at Greenspan Estate with his NairobiÂ properties valued at Ksh87 million.
The third suspectÂ Stephen Osiro is a formerÂ head of accounting at City Hall, Nairobi.
Osiro is also a co-accused in a corruption case facing former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.
Charges placed againstÂ Osiro indicate that he could not account for property worth Ksh330 million acquired between 2011-2016 despite earningÂ a monthly net salary of Ksh65,000.
However,Â EACC notes that Osiro has ten properties scattered across Kisumu County listed for repossession valued at Ksh158 millionÂ includingÂ six apartments, two vacant plots and two arable pieces of land.
The former City Hall employee has six properties inÂ NairobiÂ up market areas of Runda, Lavington, Kileleshwa and Mbagathi RoadÂ that includeÂ two-bedroom apartments and a maisonette under construction totaling Ksh138 million.