The Director of Public Prosectutions Noordin Haji has ordered for investigations into circumstances under which documents meant for prosecution of KPLC corruption cases went missing. The office of the DPP has confirmed that the said documents were under the custody of KPLC.
DPP Noordin Haji orders for investigations into circumstances under which documents meant for prosecution of KPLC corruption cases went missing. Documents were under custody of @KPLCke @ntvkenya @KTNKenya @CyrusOmbati @robinnjogu #AntiCorruption_ODPP
— ODPP_KE (@ODPP_KE) October 22, 2018
Top KPLC managers including the immediate former MD Ken Tarus, his predecessor Ben Chumo and 12 others were charged with conspiracy to defraud the parastatal of over Ksh409 million.
They have been accused of procurement of defective transformers and the irregularities in prequalifying 525 companies for labour and transport contracts.
Through the two contracts, for transformers and labour and transport, Kenyans lost Sh470 million besides the inconvenience the defective transformers have caused.
Dr Chumo and three directors of Muwa Trading Company Limited, which supplied the defective transformers,were charged with three offences of conspiracy to defraud contrary to Section 317 of the Penal Code, conspiracy to commit an offence of economic crime contrary to Section 47 A(3) as read with Section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act 2003 and fraudulent acquisition of public property contrary to Section 45(1)(a) as read with Section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act 2003.
The DPP’s order for probe into the missing documents have elicited mixed reactions online with many Kenyans calling for his Office to immediately arrest and charge the said perpetrators.
What investigations !!? The documents in question were handed to an office holder @KPLCke . They should be behind bars even before your recommend “investigations” commence. Stop falling into the delay cat and mouse gimmicks.
Mwizi ni mwizi !!
— #KenyaIsaConspiracy (@my_me001) October 22, 2018
Don’t order for investigation please, first things first, arrest those who were custodian of the documents, press charges then continue with investigation
— Innocent (@billgrahams1) October 22, 2018
— Muhammad Otweyo (@M_otweyo) October 22, 2018