Two former bosses of Kenya Pipeline bosses have been arrested by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives over a Ksh 30 million fraud case.
According to the commission, they have been investigating irregular payments of Ksh 30 million paid by Kenya Pipeline to M/s Redline Limited for supply of three auto transformers purchased from M/s Agecelec in France.
Investigations revealed that false documents were used to allocate the said amount on goods that were never procured or installed as agreed.
The case file under investigation was then forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution who approved prosecution of three former employees attached to the company.
Charges leveled against them include;
- Abuse of office in regard to section 46 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act.
- Making of false documents contrary to section
- Failure to comply to law relating to procurement contrary to section 45.
Also two of the three suspects have been arrested and the include Elias Maina Karimi (former Chief Manager technical) and Josphat Kipkoech Sirma (Former Chief Electrical Engineer).
Charles Kiprotich Tanui who is the former managing director has been ordered to appear before the commission.
The three will be arraigned before the Milimani Magistrate Court on Thursday 16th July 2020.