Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service Felix Koskei has suspended six CEO’s and 67 police officers over graft allegations.
Also affected by the notice was an accountant at the Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) with those affected also accused of following irregular procurement procedures.
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Those affected by the suspension include Eng. Fredrick Mwamati (CEO, Tanathi Water Works Development Agency), Stephen Ogenga (DG, National Industrial Training Authority), Stanvas Ong’alo (Acting DG, National Museums of Kenya), Benjamin Kai Chilumo (CEO, Huduma Centre Secretariat), Peter Gitaa Koria (CEO, Bomas of Kenya) and Eng. Anthony Wamukota (GM, Design & Construction, KETRACO).
According to Koskei, the news follows recommendation by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and that they should leave their respective offices so as to facilitate investigation.
“In these letters, the EACC states that the continued stay in office of the mentioned officers during the investigation will interfere with and undermine its work,” said Koskei
It has been revealed that some of the CEO’s have unexplained wealth with some reported to have received millions in irregular procurements.