Njeri Njoroge and Davis Chirchir to face MPs over Sh17b oil import

Anne Njeri Njoroge and Energy Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir. [Kelvin Karani and Samson Wire, Standard]

More information about the controversial Sh17 billion oil consignment will come to light today when Anne Njeri Njoroge appears in Parliament.

Energy Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir is also expected before the National Assembly Committee on Energy tomorrow, November 23.

Njeri is expected to testify under oath on the dealings of the cargo and is required to provide documents supporting her claims that the oil belongs to her.

According to a letter from the Clerk of the National Assembly Serah Kioko, the documents must also show the intended destination.

“Attention of the Committee has been drawn to the ongoing discourse on dispute over ownership of an oil consignment allegedly imported by your company. The Committee further notes that given the huge volumes of petroleum oil involved and the resultant potential to distort the market, it would be prudent to accord you an opportunity to apprise the Committee on the status of the matter,” says the letter.

CS Chirchir will also be expected to submit documents related to the extension of the Government-to-Government arrangement on oil importation to December, next year.

“...the Committee would like to be apprised on the recent issue of importation of the Sh17 billion fuel that has generated interest across the country. The Committee will specifically expect all particulars in respect of the petroleum oil consignment including ownership details and the current status of the matter,” says the invitation letter.

Chirchir will also be held to account for the recent nationwide power outages.