Kinoti led DCI detectives yesterday questioned the corrupt senior Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) officials. Manduku lead management differed with junior KPA board members on the approval of multimillion tenders that have seen coffers lose billions setting a stage where arrests of KPA officials are eminent.
“The file was handed over to me. We are looking at it and if satisfied as ODPP we will proceed,” Mr Haji said.
Yesterday, Monday, all KPA Board members were summoned at the DCI Headquarters for questioning in a probe of flawed tenders worth sh2.7 billion. Board chair Joseph Kibwana was the only one absent.
The DCI probe revealed differences between the board and corrupt managing director and DP Ruto’s alleged ally Daniel Manduku emerged after he claimed that his signatures were forged.
Kenya Railways Corporation MD Philip Mainga was also quizzed over the Makongeni yard, which KPA had intended to buy but the deal never materialised yet KPA went ahead used Sh500 million—from ICDN funds—for the development of the same yard.
Those on the DCI’s radar are Dr Daniel Manduku, operations general manager William Rutto, senior works officer Anthony Muhanji, principal civil engineer Bernard Nyobange and works officer Juma Chigulu.
In May this year, EACC and DCI launched inquiries over the fraudulent awarding of a Sh40 billion Kipevu Oil Terminal project. According to the investigative agencies, the tender was awarded to a blacklisted Chinese firm in October 2018.
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