DPP goes for judiciary staff implicated in Sh500 million fraud
SEE ALSO :Haji fights guns order for WanjigiHe directed the DCI to concentrate on the Judiciary’s internal audit report on revenue management at Milimani Law Courts and the conversion of the Income Tax House into a law court. EACC was assigned the task of investigating a Sh122 million medical insurance demand note and a contract for provision of private security services to the Judiciary. The Income Tax House was converted to Milimani Law Courts, which comprises several magistrate courts and all the divisions of the High Court. According to an audit report, the contract to convert the building into courtrooms was varied by Sh288 million, which was 41 per cent above the initial contract. The variation was contrary to procurement regulations, which put a threshold of 15 per cent. It was not approved and was not supported by the site manager.
SEE ALSO :Haji, DCI in Italy for dams’ stolen cashOn collection of revenue, the Judiciary’s internal audit between January 2016 and December 2017 established that Sh36 million may have been lost. The EACC will investigate the circumstances under which the Judiciary's tender committee approved the renewal of an insurance medical cover at a cost of Sh808 million, which was 24 per cent above the initial amount of Sh648 million. The commission will also investigate how contracts for private security awarded to two firms were renewed without following procurement procedures. The DCI has written to Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi requesting her to make available all supporting documents relating to the cases cited by Haji. Ms Amadi had on July 19 requested the DCI to investigate the circumstances leading to loss of funds collected at the commercial, civil, family, environment and land court registries stationed at Milimani.
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