Mary Wambui's Phone-Call Records Are Being Sought by DCI

Mary Wambui Mungai, a Jubilee financier, and her daughter Purity Njoki inside Milimani Court. /FACEBOOK

Detectives were looking for call logs from Jubilee party financier Mary Wambui Mungai, who had reportedly fled the country after a tax cheating case involving Sh2.2 billion.

Amina Ado, the investigating officer, told the anti-corruption court last week that she had requested documents from Safaricom for two numbers belonging to Wambui and her daughter, Purity Njoki Mungai.

Ms. Ado said that she attempted to contact the couple but that their phones were unreachable.

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"On the 6th of December, I issued a demand letter to Safaricom (K) Ltd seeking call data records in relation of the respondents' cellphone phones 072******* and 070*******," the court heard.

Because it cannot provide a customer's information without a court order, the cellphone carrier did not react to the request.

"We may release your information to law enforcement agencies, regulatory authorities, courts, or other statutory authorities in response to a demand made with the requisite legal authority and if the form and extent of the demand are comply with the law," the business adds.

As a consequence, authorities sent a message to all police stations ordering the two to be detained on the spot.

On Wednesday, the couple was tracked down at vice president William Ruto's Weston Hotel. They were able to flee before the cops came.

Personal items such as an identification card, bank cards, a guns license, and a temporary travel permission to Zambia were left behind.

"Despite their personal things being located there, the hotel's records at the reception did not indicate the two as guests on December 8," the investigating officer added.

The couple rejected the accusations against them and were freed on Sh25 million cash bail each after appearing in court on the same day. They had the option of posting a Sh50 million bond and two Sh25 million sureties apiece.

"I have taken into account the State's concern about the fact that a genuine Zambian temporary travel certificate was discovered around the time when the accused seemed to be playing a cat and mouse game with the investigators," magistrate Felix Kombo stated.

The two were asked to appear before KRA police for fingerprinting and other information.