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The Kenya Bureau of Standards Managing Director Benard Njiraini has been arrested

EACC has been investigating allegations of procurement irregularities and payment of bribes in respect of awards for tenders for provision pre-export conformity of goods, used motor vehicles, mobile equipment and spare parts by The Kenya Bureau of Standards  (Kebs).

It is understood that the Commission on numerous occasions requested for original documents from the KEBS Managing Director Mr. Benard Njiraini who allegedly failed and/or refused to comply thereby continuously frustrating the timely conclusion of  investigations.

On Thursday, EACC arrested Mr. Benard Njiraini as a penal consequence of failing to comply with a Notice issued to him pursuant to Section 27 and Section 66 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No. 3 of 2003. This is with a view of obtaining the said documents and preferring charges against him for his contravention.

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