Energy CS Munyes Owns Up to Corruption in KPC

  • Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary John Munyes on Thursday confessed to corruption in his Ministry.

    Addressing journalists after skipping a summon by the Senate Energy committee, CS Munyes admitted to systemic corruption at the Kenya Pipeline Company.

    Munyes called for speedy investigations into graft allegations at the government institution.

    His admission comes two days after Joe Sang resigned as the KPC Managing Director due to 'personal reasons'.

    Announcing his departure, the board invited the DCI to investigate the disappearance of more than 21 million litres of fuel.

    In a previous explanation, the management claimed that 11,646 million litres of fuel were lost, through spillage of 5,956 million litres and pilferage of 5.69 million others, between March 2017 and May 2018.

    Furthermore, the board announced that it will undertake a forensic audit of some major controversial projects.

    Following a special board meeting on Tuesday which was attended by all KPC directors but one, the chairman, John Ngumi, indicated the board decided to invite the DCI to probe the loss of 11 million litres of fuel under Sang’s watch.

    There has been pressure from oil marketing firms demanding to conduct their own forensic audit to check the accuracy of stock statements issued by KPC.

    On Wednesday, the committee chairman, Ephraim Maina (Nyeri), assured that they were determined to find out who was responsible for the losses.

    "We are very concerned about issues affecting the resources of this country and we will ensure all matters are investigated and appropriate action taken on those found to be culpable," Maina conveyed.