Probe into irregular procurement of Sh6.3 million fireworks by City Hall begins
SEE ALSO :AG Ouko calls for review on IFMIS“I suspect that a few individuals colluded with Tononoka Company to ensure that only they got the tender. We had other companies responsible for supplying fireworks for the Diwali festival which is of a bigger magnitude than the new year celebrations so make me understand how you settled on Tononoka,” nominated MCA Silvia Kihoro said. The Wilfred Odalo-led committee further highlighted that there was a variance of dates on the expenditure, raising more questions than answers. Kilimani MCA Moses Ogeto wondered why two companies had been suggested to supply the fireworks and even provided with specifics in required quantities even before the procurement process was initiated. He further revealed that the tender committee meeting was held on December 22, 2016 several days after a local purchase order (LPO) had already been issued to a company identified as M/s Tononoka Limited. “I suspect fraud because according to the documents before us, payment was done on December 16, the local purchase order done on December 18 but the meeting meant to authorise for the same is indicated to have been conducted on December 22. That was irregular,” Mr Ogeto said.
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