Govt Reshuffles Top Officials Over Ksh40 Billion Scandal

  • 16 senior officials at the Kenya Ports Authority were on Wednesday reshuffled over the Ksh40 Billion Kipevu scandal.

    According to reports, at least three officials are under investigations over the tendering of the Kipevu Oil Terminal. 

    The three are Head of Procurement and Supplies Anthony Nyamancha who has been moved to Uganda to serve as head of Liaison markets, Tender Opening and Evaluation Committee Secretary Aza Dzengo who will serve as the Head of Procurement in an acting capacity.

    William Tenay who was a member of the due diligence team has been named the head of project development.

    Others who have been redeployed in the reshuffle are: 

    Kennedy Nyaga - Project manager at the Lamu port

    Peter Masinde - Head the Inland Container Depot in Nairobi

    Tony Kibwana - acting Head of Security Services.

    Mirriam Khamis - Head of the ICT department in Nairobi

    Millicent Omollo - Head of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Reconciliation at the Inland container deport in Nairobi.

    The project is under investigation by the EACC with the institution trying to understand how the initial cost of the project rose from Ksh12 Billion to Ksh40 Billion. 

    EACC swung into action following claims that the tender was irregularly awarded to a Chinese company. 

    The company which won the tender is known as China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC).

    Interestingly, the tender had been inspected and approved at a full cabinet meeting chaired by the president.  

    Here's the video courtesy of Citizen TV: