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Fear has gripped a section of Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRa) officials following reports that they’ve been marked for investigations by DCI and EACC over corruption allegations.

This follows a tip off given by a Ruto allied MP who’s privy to the dirty dealings. The affected officials are said to have played a major role in bankrolling the campaigns of Azimio’s Raila Odinga in his unsuccessful bid. It is suspected the millions pumped into the course was proceeds from kickbacks from contractors.

KeRRa Nyanza region’s boss Eng. Kenneth Ochieng and his Western chapter counterpart are said to be notorious and contributed handsomely to the campaigns of Azimio in a bid to  frustrate  President William Ruto and his allies ahead of the last general elections.

Kenya Kwanza honchos are demanding that officers who demeaned Ruto in the campaigns should be kicked out and their placed be held by party loyalists.

There are reports that detectives drawn from multi agencies are closing down on the corrupt officers. This operation extends to KeRRa branches countrywide and the nest is cast across key roads and construction agencies where corruption thrives.

For instance, pressure is mounting on Kenya Rural Roads Development Young Director Wilfred Oginga who has been accused him of mincing millions of shillings at the parastatal. The pressure is calling for the involvement of EACC and Assets Recovery Agency to investigate Wilfred Oginga who has been in secret operation looting public funds and sponsoring politicians for tender deals. His dirty deals were exposed.

Back to Kerra, the Nyanza’s boss Ochieng is being accused of unfairness in awarding tenders and is alleged to be notorious for locking out qualified contractors for cowboys contractors who gives the most in kickbacks.

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Speaking to journalists, the disgruntled contractors narrated how some politicians were dubiously awarded tenders as protection fee for the officers who are literally in a looting spree.

Flames are up in the western part as well where in Bungoma the procurement officer Evans Barasa and his accountant Nelson Sino have reportedly been earmarked for arrest given their role in the irregular operations in the region that has been seen as a looting operation.

Since the rumors of arrests hit the corridors, it’s said they’ve been in a rush to transfer their assets and emptying their bank accounts with the knowledge that they risk having their assets and accounts frozen once they’re charged. The transactions are being monitored according to reports.

Barasa has accused disgruntled contractors who’re accusing of abuse of office and impunity of witch-hunting despite facts on the ground working against him.

Among the complaints is that o22pc meant for constituency roads, 10pc of tenders are supposed to be awarded to youth and people living with disability however, the procurement officer has gone against the procurement rules to have his companies awarded road tenders meant for special groups.

The companies in question are AfricaReage holdings Ltd, Kadenge Contractors, Leta Kenya and Timaka Ltd whose directors are close allies of Barasa, Kerra procurement officer.

Barasa is also accused of demanding hefty kickbacks from bidders so that their companies would be favoured during the tendering process.

Barasa is said to be working hand in hand with the region’s accountant Sino in awarding tenders dubiously. Locals are now requesting for a lifestyle audit on the notorious officials.

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Claims of nepotism have also rocked the western region where the director Jared Omondi, his deputy K’Otieno are both Luos. Sino the accountant and his assistant are both Luos as well and so is the ICT director Mr Jasper.


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