Daniel Moi’s Former Aide Joshua Kulei Implicated in KPC Graft

  • Ex-President Daniel Moi’s former aide Joshua Kulei has been linked to the ongoing Kshs65 million scandal involving Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC).

    A witness, David Kang’ara, who was also an investigating officer, revealed to the court, on Thursday, that a company associated with Kulei had received more than Kshs5 million for services it never rendered.

    He further divulged that the company, Ashar Limited, claimed to have rendered engineering and foundation laying services which Kang’ara brushed off as false.

    The payout was allegedly wired by East Africa Gas Company limited (EAGC).

    Kulei joins former KPC managing director Ezekiel Komen and Prakash Bhundia in the graft involving conspiracy to defraud the state-owned corporation.

    Mr Komen was additionally accused of authorising the controversial payment.

    This is, however, not the first time the former Moi confidant has been implicated in graft.

    Separately, Kulei is also facing another corruption charge in which he is accused of fraudulently selling a public piece of land in Mombasa.

    He reportedly obtained Kshs17.9 million from the transaction after he sold the land to a private firm, Gas Compay Ltd.

    He allegedly received the payouts in two instalments, Kshs12 million on May 19, 1999, and Kshs5.9 million after falsely pretending Sian Ltd, also associated with him, had settled land rent and assessment fees.

    Two other respondents in the KPC case, former Commissioner of Lands Wilson Gachanja and former KAA managing director Peter Lagat, have since had their charges dropped after the court ruled that they had no case to answer.