Detectives arrest two Kilifi County staff over Sh22 million graft
SEE ALSO :Leaders decry poor Malindi beach roadsInsiders within EACC, yesterday informed the Standard that the two officers were nabbed after Haji approved the file, while two directors of another firm are still at large. According to the document in the Standard possession, the probe which has been ongoing since June 13, 2016 following a tip-off by residents faulting the county government over irregular procurement and awarding of the tender to the firm at a cost of Sh36.3million. “The commission commenced investigations and established that the supporting documents that had been submitted by the winning bidder were forged documents,” reads the documents by EACC. It continued, “The Commission also established that Sh22.3million had been irregularly paid for services not adequately rendered.” EACC accuses the four of in fraudulent dealings in the tender for construction of Kadzansani-Adu-Kamale water project in the county.
SEE ALSO :Another student stabbed by boyfriend“We have arrested the two and going for the other two,” confirmed an official from EACC privy of the probe. He indicated that other investigations are presently underway involving other officers within the county. Some have had their properties seized by the Assets and Recovery Unit. President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared an all-out war on corruption in the National and County governments. The arrests come at a time EACC is probing a number of senior officials in counties and released the corruption index listing Mandera and Kisumu as the top.
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