There seems to be no safe landing place for embattled Coast based supplier Celestine Waweru Nguna who has in the last one month found herself in grueling battles with disgruntled staff and anti-graft agencies who are trailing her for tax evasion and other dubious corruption related activities within government agencies.
With detectives convinced that she has several cases to answer on tax evasion and together with her battles against her staff who are decrying non-remittance of NHIF and NSSF dues, the notorious woman found herself in trouble again after she almost knocked down a female lady in Mombasa.
The incident happened after a Church Service on Sunday afternoon.
Those close to her say she is undergoing a lot of mental issues because of the trailing going on by detectives.
The woman whose office is located along Habib road opposite the busy Moi Avenue, she has several companies among them Africa Memsap Technology.
She trades with government agencies in multimillion tender deals but our investigations paint a picture of a modern day cartel woman who has evaded payment of tax, used to remit employees benefits such as NHIF and NSSF and has also been on the spot for running away with compensation money meant for the family of one of deceased staff.
Investigative agencies have for the past few months been trailing her operations to find out how she lands many tenders and her tax payment history.
New revelations indicate that all her academic documents are fake and that she is being assisted by a tech-savvy friend by the name Nelson to scheme her way through government systems.
“She has a place in Mtwapa where she normally fakes documents including NCA and other documents,” a source revealed.
She has to seek help because she knows her education level ended at class eight and matters documentation are strange to her.
Last week, it emerged that some of her staff are in pain because of the peanut payments she gives them. Currently and as per the law the minimum wage-bill is supposed to be 18k, but she is paying 11k a month.
This year alone, she has landed tens of multimillion tenders where the proceeds as per our investigations are shared with cartels within government agencies.
According to documents ,Ms Celestine is a divorcee and stays in Makupa near Catholic Church, she smiles all long and can do anything to win anything her way.
“Darling and sweetheart” are her common introductory words whenever she is engaging potential wheeler dealers like her.
A frustrated and irate Human Rights Activists who has been following up on the plight of employees at ICD Nairobi revealed that Ms. Celestine was once an office cleaner but she forgets where she came from when it came to treating her employees well.
“I can tell you this lady has been a disaster to her employees. They are deducting NHIF and NSSF from their peanut pay-slips. Few days ago I heard of a case where one of the employees was sick but upon inquiry from the hospital the NHIF deductions were not remitted.” Said the activist.
The activist says he will be writing to the Ministry of Labour and relevant Trade Union bodies to ensure justice is served.
Celestine could also be in hot soup after a woman claimed that she squandered compensation money meant for her late husband Fanuel Oketch who died while on duty for Celestine.
She is believed to have bought a white X-trail Nissan KDH 686R from the said amount totaling to Ksh 1.5 million.
Photo Courtesy: X-trail Nissan KDH 686R Celestine Nguna bough using her deceased husband compensation
The money in question was paid by CIC insurance but she never did her part to give it to the affected family that is living in squalor.
The families as per our investigations live in a dilapidated iron-sheltered house that might collapse any time.
We dug deeper into her investigations and found out that another company she operates at KPA with the name Nguna Enterprises Company is registered as a disability oriented organization.
Photo Courtesy: Celestine Nguna
Nguna Enterprises has two directors that include Charity Wangare with 700 ordinary shares and Harrison Mwadau Mtegi with 300 shares. Surprisingly she is the signatory in the bank with account number 0250264859394 at Equity Bank.
Charity is her sister while Mr. Mtegi is the disabled person that she uses to blackmail and manipulate her way through.
Shockingly the directors get peanuts and sometimes beg for help including her own sister.
To those who have dared to expose her, she has repeatedly bragged that she knows everyone in the atmosphere including the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the Ethics and Ant-Corruption Commission (EACC) and even politicians.
A DCI who got wind of the matter simply answered: “Atajua hajui” she asked about the bragging being done by Celestine
The lady has rubbed shoulders the wrong way that most of his former wheeler-dealers at Kenya Ports Authority and even some contractors are happy that she is finally going down.
We have established that several of her clients are now distancing themselves from her because she does not keep her word.
We understand that she is also seeking court redress over some of her savings at her firm because things are not working her way anymore.
At the same time,the case against her estranged ex-husband James Owour over child custody is coming up on 2nd October, 2023 at the Mombasa law court.
In relation to the same,she has reportedly parted ways with her lawyer over non payment,intimidation and blatant lies to the court.
It has been established that she is currently living in fear and she is hardly found in her office with odds very high that she could soon vacate as a way of running away from detectives.
“I wonder which kind of lady she is because she went to the police station and lied that she is being trailed by people after her life.She is just arrogant and she doesn’t pay anyone,” a distant relative to her revealed.
An activist who is fighting on behalf of her suffering employees has given her 60 days to make things right lest she faces the full wrath of the law.