A senior police officer on Tuesday had a hard time explaining his source of wealth and why he had not withdrawn money from his bank accounts for the past 17 years.
Joshua Aseto, who was appearing before a vetting committee led by National Police Service Chairman Johnstone Kavuludi, was tasked to explain how he had been surviving yet his accounts had been dormant since 1999.
According to records submitted before the Commission, one of the accounts had a total of Sh3.3 Million, the other had Sh1.4 Million while the third had over Sh400,000 without a single penny being withdrawn for the last 17 years.
Kavuludi was particularly interested in knowing how Aseto had been accumulating millions in his accounts yet he had financial obligations being a father of three.
Upon further probe, the Senior Superintendent further admitted that he had also not been withdrawing his monthly salary since November 2014 raising more doubt.
In his defence, the officer claimed to be diabetic and only survived on a controlled diet hence his lifestyle had been 'simple, thin, lean and mean'.
He went on to explain to the puzzled commissioners that he survives by receiving his daily food from his wife in Homa Bay County through courier services hence didn't require to own any liquid cash.
At some point, the officer appeared confused and lost for words prompting his lawyer to come to his aid before being let free by the Commissioners.
Aseto is among senior officers who were dismissed from office in 2014 after they failed to meet a threshold for suitability and accountability. However, the officers appealed the decision and were invited for a fresh vetting that is set to conclude on Friday.