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EACC seeks to recover Sh80m from trader

By Paul Ogemba | July 28th 2020

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) wants to recover Sh80 million allegedly siphoned by a trader from the County Government of Isiolo through a fake tender to supply oxygen.

Dennis Kimani is said to have received the money through collusion with county officials in what the EACC has termed a well-coordinated scheme to defraud public funds meant for development.

Last week, EACC obtained a court order freezing Kimani’s accounts and that of his company, Fusha Trade Ltd.

Justice Mumbi Ngugi also stopped the businessman and his associates from transferring or disposing of a palatial home he bought in Lavington worth Sh50 million, which the commission claims was purchased using proceeds of crime.

EACC lawyer Ruth Kilimo told the court, Kimani was irregularly awarded a Sh79.8 million tender to construct two oxygen production plants in 2017 yet no such facility exists in Isiolo. Justice Ngugi gave Kimani 14 days to respond. The case will be heard on September 

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