A former IT expert employed at the Co-operative Bank of Kenya, Mr. Simon Sirere Seno, is facing serious charges related to the alleged disclosure of a customer’s account details, resulting in the theft of a substantial sum of Sh2.2 million.
Mr. Seno, who held the position of Digital Data and E-Channels Support Officer at the bank, stands accused of accessing critical data from the bank’s Finacle Computer System (FCS) without the necessary authorization.
The customer in question is identified as Nancy Nyambura Kihanga, who, unfortunately, became the victim of a financial crime that saw Sh2,210,241 pilfered from her account at the bank’s Kayole Branch. This illicit act reportedly took place between October 5 and October 11, 2023.
The charges brought against Mr. Seno are not confined to the alleged unauthorized access and subsequent theft. Alongside him, Harrison Mwaura Njoroge also faces charges related to the misappropriation of funds amounting to Sh2,210,241 from Ms. Kihanga’s account.
In a legal proceeding, the prosecution, represented by Ms. Judy Koech, brought forward six counts against the accused individuals. Both Seno and Njoroge promptly denied the charges, seeking release on bond.
However, Ms. Koech opposed their request, suggesting that the case should be consolidated with a related one pending before Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Nanzushi.
Unaware of other cases involving similar transactions before different courts, the defense lawyer expressed surprise at the prosecution’s assertion.
Consequently, Justice Gilbert Shikwe directed that the suspects be presented before Justice Nanzushi for further directions, highlighting the complexity and intertwining nature of the legal proceedings surrounding this case.