Mudavadi Was Involved in Anglo Leasing Scandal - Obure

  • ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi addressing congregants at Quakers Friends International Church, Nong Road on Sunday, November 14, 2021.
    ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi addressing congregants at Quakers Friends International Church, Nong Road on Sunday, November 14, 2021.
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  • Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi has now been dragged into a Ksh1.3 billion scandal by Transport Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Chris Obure  Chris Obure.

    While appearing in court on Wednesday, December 1, Chris Obure stated that  Mudavadi was involved in one of the multi-billion Anglo-Leasing projects through procurement of equipment for the Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK).

    While making his testimony before senior principal magistrate Anne Mwangi, Obure laid it all bare that Mudavadi wrote a letter to him seeking direct procurement of some of the equipment that were needed at that time.

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    Transport CAS Chris Obure addresses the media in June 2020
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    “Mudavadi informed me in the letter that it was the government's intention to develop and upgrade the Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK)," Obure told the court.

    Obure added that he received the said letter from Mudavadi on May 9, 2002, that sought to have a direct procurement of equipment for the Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK).

    The content of the letter reportedly informed Obure that Mudavadi wanted to upgrade the postal services easing payments of teachers among other staff.

    At that time, Mudavadi was the Vice President and Minister of Transport and Communication in President Daniel Arap Moi's administration. Obure at that time was the finance minister.

    Among the equipment that were to be acquired included hardware, computer servers, software licenses, and other communication services.

    The testimony further detailed how Mudavadi sought Obure's permission to use in direct procurement from a firm based in the United States of America. They wanted to upgrade more than 900 post offices in Kenya.

    “The new technology once put in place would ease the transfer of payment for teachers and other government entities," he stated.

    Obure insisted he was not involved at all in the scandal. He blamed Mudavadi for all the mess and the scandal that rocked the country.

    He further justified himself making it clear that the former vice president wrote a letter to him because he was the finance minister.

    The Anglo-Leasing scandal mentioned many powerful individuals who are yet to clear their names. Mudavadi, who is 2022 Presidential hopeful, has not yet commented on the matter.

    ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi during One Kenya Alliance meeting at Hermosa Gardens in Karen on Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi during One Kenya Alliance meeting at Hermosa Gardens in Karen on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
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