By Citizens Against Corruption Kenya (CACK) Awareness Desk, Nairobi – March 18, 2021
Former Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) Ng’ang’a Munyu and his colleagues are finally learning CORRUPTION is EVIL and does NOT PAY.
He is among four current and former State officers arrested on today morning over a Ksh86.84 million illegal deal to supply solar systems to public primary schools. They will face charges along with four tenderpreneurs.
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) arrested Munyu, James Muriithi (head of Renewable Energy), Joel Omusembe (head of Procurement), and Simon Kirui (an economist), who it said will be arraigned in court tomorrow..
The REREC, formerly Rural Electrification Authority (REA), officials are accused of awarding contracts to the two firms to supply solar systems despite the companies not bidding for the deal. It is believed their tender is linked to Ksh 140 billion secret deal signed by Kenya Treasury for the provision of mobile clinics and solar lighting to primary schools. Like the REREC conspiracy, the Treasury deal was never advertised for international or local bidders and financiers.
North Pride Limited was awarded a Ksh 46.95 million contract while Nav World won a Ksh 39.89 million deal to supply the solar systems under the project aimed at providing electricity to primary schools. The awards are a clear manifestation of how civil servants drive CORRUPTION in Kenya.
The EACC also ordered four directors from the two companies involved in the flawed procurement to present themselves at the commission’s office at Integrity Centre on Thursday afternoon. The four are Abdirahman Dakane Abdullahi, Hassan Sheikh Mohammed Diriye, and Fatuma Abdi Hassan, directors at North Pride, and Abdi Majid Abass of Nav World.
Civil Servants are the drivers of CORRUPTION in Kenya.
The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations must strike hard at all cartels driving Kenya towards partial nation status at full speed.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has lost Kenya after dragging his feet in the War Against Corruption and losing it to criminal cartels he openly admits are stealing Ksh 2 billion daily – what a confession by a president?