War on graft: EACC detectives arrest Former Kenya Pipeline managers over Ksh.30 million fraud

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH JULY,2020-Two former Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) managers have been arrested over irregular payment of Ksh.30 million for the supply of three auto transformers.

The two; Elias Maina Karumi (Former Chief Manager-Technical) and Josphat Kipkoech Sirma (Former Chief Electrical Engineer) were arrested by EACC detectives on Wednesday with the company’s former Managing Director Charles Kiprotich Tanui being ordered to present himself at Integrity Centre immediately.

According to the anti-graft body, Ksh.30 million was paid to M/s Redline Limited using false documents whereas
the transformers were never installed, tested or commissioned as per the contract agreement.

“Upon completion of the investigations and pursuant to Section 35 of Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, the file was submitted to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and upon independent review has granted the consent to charge the three,” stated EACC.

The three are set to be arraigned in court to face charges of Abuse of office, making a false document contrary to the law and willful failure to comply with procurement laws.

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