EACC summons officer over Sh350m project

The anti-graft agency has asked Nairobi acting county Secretary Simon Leboo to furnish it with documents relating to a multi-million tender that is under investigation.

Mr Leboo is presently running the county government affairs following the prosecution of Governor Mike Sonko over alleged graft.

He has been summoned to respond to queries concerning the ongoing investigations on claims of breach of law and irregular payment of Sh196 million for Dandora Stadium works.

This is in relation to last year’s damming audit report of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority on the Sh350 million contract questioning the tendering process and alleged ongoing substandard works.

The authority faulted the county government for irregular payment of Sh196 million to the contractor, M/S Scanjet Construction Limited, despite warnings from the technical evaluators regarding the quality of the ongoing works.

Yesterday, EACC Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak summoned Mr Leboo to present himself at Integrity Centre on January 16 and to furnish his officers with nine original documents sought.

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“The commission is conducting investigations into allegations of corruption and procurement irregularities in the award of tender No NCC/ED/T/193/2017-2018 proposed construction and completion of No 4 stadia to M/S Scanjet Construction Limited by Nairobi City County government in the financial year 2017/2018,” said Mbarak.

He added: “Take notice that you are required to provide the aforesaid documents and information by Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 9am at Integrity Centre. Further, you are hereby invited to attend an interview and also record a statement on the above said documents on the same date.

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Nairobi acting county Secretary Simon LebooGovernor Mike Sonko