EACC Arrests 6 Govt Officials for Flaunting Laws

  • The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) arrested six senior officials on Thursday from the Communication Authority of Kenya(CAK) for flaunting procurement laws.

    Among those arrested were; Joyce Nyambache Osinde, Stanley K. Kibe, Leo Kibet Boruett, Vincent Ngundi, Jane Jeptanui Rotich and Philip Kiplangat.

    The commission is still looking for three other officials including Mutua Muthusi, the former Director, Consumer and Public Affairs at CAK, John Omo, the CAK Secretary and Peris Nkonge.

    An image of the Communication Authority of Kenya(CAK) headquarters

    According to the commission, the procurement irregularities arose during the evaluation of tender for renovation of the CAK Agricultural Society of Kenya Show.

    The corruption authority forwarded the file to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on January 16, 2019.

    In a letter dated May 6, 2019, the DPP replied to the commission giving consent for the prosecution of the nine who were members of the tender committee.

    On their Twitter page, the commission stated that the six who are in custody were being processed and will be charged in court.

    In April 2019, EACC arrested former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana over the loss of Sh51 million by Kilifi County Government.

    The MP was arrested alongside six other people, among them four Kilifi County Government officials and two business people.

    Former Garsen MP, Danson Mungatana speaking in a past event