BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,26TH MAY 2018-Kenya power management has cracked the whip sending twenty three employees home following findings of an internal audit ordered by Managing Director Dr Ken Tarus.
Even as the affected employees a wait their dismissal letters on Monday,WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE has established that more employees may as well be on their way home as well as the country’s main power supplier begins internal reorganization.
The internal audit exposed how several companies affiliated to members of the staff won multi-billion shillings contracts to undertake emergency repairs on the power infrastructure.
“After the audit report, the company has decided to probe all contract work and take the necessary action,” the MD said.
More shockingly the audit report further revealed that some firms awarded the contracts did not have the capacity to deliver quality work while others have no physical locations, in an outright case of impunity and outright theft of public funds.
This puts Government installation and the 6 million households connected to the power grid in serious jeopardy .
According to the report seen by WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE indicate that the 525 contractors pre-qualified, 262 are not cleared by the National Construction Authority (NCA), an indispensable requirement.
The auditors further revealed that some employees extorted money from directors of some of the firms, for them to be awarded the tenders.The MD has no kind words for the said contractors whom he says will be blacklisted.