According to a report by The Star, most of the assets traced and frozen belong, directly or indirectly, to the 31-year old businessman. Ben Gethi has said he is worth Sh3 billion and maintained he was not involved in the Sh791 million NYS fraud but said he is ready for a jail term if found guilty.
Gethi is facing criminal charges over allegations that he stole the amount from the Department of Planning in the Ministry of Devolution.
He termed claims that he had access to IFMIS passwords a “lie” he neither worked for the NYS nor the Treasury ministry.
“I state again that I am not guilty and not a thief… I have nothing to hide. With the fullness of time the truth will come out,” he said.
The businessman also said he does not own a Sh23.4 million Range Rover Vogue. He also reportedly owns prime plots in Nairobi’s upmarket Muthaiga estate and has cash in various bank accounts.
The assets were reportedly purchased through proxies and lawyers and some registered using lawyers.
Gethi’s mother has been named the owner of a Sh45 million plot in Muthaiga North. She is also listed as the owner of a Sh35 million plot in Thika town and a Sh63 million house in Rossyln estate.
She and Gethi’s sister are jointly listed as the owners of Eden Times Restaurant in Mercury building on Moi avenue in Nairobi, valued at Sh16 million.
The ARA also found that Sh80 million was paid to Gethi under a Horizon company’s account at Family Bank. Anthony Gethi received Sh6.2 million through Barclays Bank on Moi Avenue
Ben Gethi’s case will be heard on Jan 20, 2016.