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Part I: Corruption By Nancy Wakarima Karigithu PS Shipping And Maritime At The Kenya High Commission In London

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PS Shipping and Maritime Nancy Wakarima Karigithu

The outgoing PS Shipping and Maritime Nancy Wakarima Karigithu, conniving with officials in the Last Administration, created herself a MARITIME ATTACHÉ office in Kenya’s UK High
Commission.

Kenya’s UK High Commissioner is the bonafide Kenya Permanent representative to the
International Maritime Organization (IMO). Additionally, Government regularly funds officials (from Ministry of Transport, Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA), NEMA, etc.,) to attend IMO meetings to represent Kenya.

The created MARITIME ATTACHÉ office has NO justification, is unsustainable, and an unnecessary burden to the taxpayer. For instance, Maritime Attaché will rent an office at the cost of Ksh. 600,000.00 per month (Ksh. 7,200,00 per year).

THE REAL REASON FOR CREATION OF THE MARITIME ATTACHE OFFICE.

The outgoing PS Nancy Wakarima Karigithu since early 2022 has been going around claiming
she is Kenya’s nominee to vie for the position of IMO Secretary General in December 2023.

The outgoing PS Nancy Karigithu hopes that she can occupy the London MARITIME ATTACHÉ
Office from where she can campaign and lobby for the IMO Secretary General position.

A letter released by the outgoing Ministry of Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary on 22-04-2022 lends credence to this assertion. The said letter stated that the outgoing PS Nancy Karigithu had been appointed “Ambassador and Special envoy for the Blue Economy”. The National
Assembly is yet to vet her for the ambassadorial appointment.

The outgoing PS Nancy Karigithu has now turned all her official duties and functions, using
public funds, to the sole purpose of creating publicity for herself. Her international gallivanting
from Jan. – Oct. 2022 has so far cost the taxpayer over Ksh. 5,000,000.

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THE MARITIME ATTACHE OFFICE IS UNBUDGETED

Nancy Karigithu’s State Department for Shipping and Maritime DID NOT budget for the
MARITIME ATTACHE office.

PS Nancy Karigithu on 14-10-2022 compelled the Board of Directors of KMA to direct the KMA
Director General to reallocate Ksh. 47,394,000.00 from KMA’s approved staff training budget
and credit the State Department for Shipping and Maritime.

KMA is on Wednesday 19-10-2022 set to transfer by RTGS the Ksh. 47,394,000.00 to the State
Nancy Karigithu’s State Department for Shipping and Maritime.


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