Former Bomas of Kenya CEO denies corruption charges

Former Bomas of Kenya CEO, Peter Gitaa. [Colins Kweyu, Standard]

Former Bomas of Kenya CEO, Peter Gitaa, has denied all charges related to corruption.

 He was arrested by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) at the Milimani Anti-Corruption Court on Friday, April 26.

Milimani anti-corruption Magistrate Thomas Nzioki released him on a bond of Sh5 million, with one surety, or alternatively, he can pay a cash bail of Sh1 million.

Nzioka also ordered Gitaa to surrender his passport in court. If needed, it may be granted to him for travel outside the country.

The main count alleges that between December 29, 2020, and June 30, 2021, within Nairobi county, Gitaa, as the CEO and accounting officer of Bomas of Kenya Limited, willfully failed to comply with the law relating to procurement under the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act 2015.

Specifically, he engaged in a procurement process without an approved budget in relation to the quotation of several utensils during the financial year 2020/2021.