Bobasi MP Obiri arrested over inflated Ksh.4B Lake Basin mall tender

Bobasi MP Obiri arrested over inflated Ksh.4B Lake Basin mall tender
Bobasi Member of Parliament Innocent Obiri. PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

The full list of suspects is as follows:
  1. Eng. Peter Aguko Abok (Former MD, LBDA)
  2. CPA Anthony Chebulobi Kisaka (CEO, LBDA)
  3. Nelson Ouma Onyango
  4. Henry Ogwang Odindo
  5. Emmaneul Songoro Milikau
  6. Moses Wekesa
  7. Onyango Fredrick Chere (CFO)
  8. Eng. Godfrey Maina Mwangi
  9. Albert Ojango Omondi
  10. Tersia Achieng Ochaka
  11. Amelia Jackline Atieno Otono
  12. George Onyango Oloo
  13. Eng. George Omolo Odawa
  14. Anthony Kiprono Kogo
  15. David Nyapida Oyosi
  16. John Nyera Mango
  17. Prof. John Collins Onyango
  18. Boniface Orori Simba
  19. William Bill Omoding
  20. Jimmy Wapngana Nabwera
  21. Alex Jimmy Mukabwa
  22. Mary Doris Goima Michieka
  23. Kennedy Otawa Musembe
  24. Michael Obora
  25. Joash Odhiambo Dache
  26. Denis Sebastien Mulaa
  27. Josiah Okumu
  28. Zhang Jing (Director, Erdemann Property Ltd)
  29. John Zeyun Yang (MD, Erdemann Property Ltd)
  30. Oscar Odhiambo Ogunde (Director, Symbion Kenya Ltd)
  31. Eng. Lydia Owino (Director, Feradon Associates Ltd)
  32. Eng. Vincent Makonjio Ogenge (Director, Feradon Associates Ltd)
  33. Innocent Obiri Momanyi (MD, Quantech Consultancy)

Bobasi MP Innocent Obiri and a Chinese contractor have been arrested over the controversial Ksh.4billion Lake Basin mall in Kisumu.

Obiri and Zhang Jing were arrested in Nairobi on Friday.

Also Read: Onyango Oloo under fire over Ksh 4.2B ‘illegal’ Kisumu mall

A statement from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) identified Obiri as Managing Director of Quantech Consultancy which was under investigation.

Obiri is among over 30 suspects wanted for inflating the construction cost for the Lake Basin Development Authority (LBDA) mall by Ksh.1.8 billion.

LBDA Board Chairman Onyango Oloo is also on the list. He is currently the Kisumu County Assembly Speaker.

“It has been established that there was collusion between some Board members and M/s Erdemann Properties Limited…..The directors bribed the chairman of the Board George Onyango Oloo to the tune of Ksh.17 million,” the DPP said.

George Omolo Odawa, chairman of an LBDA Board committee, is also on the list for allegedly receiving Ksh. 12 million in kick-backs.

“…While the mall was under construction, the LBDA board irregularly and un-procedurally approved additional scope of work…for additional sum of Ksh.620 million for the mall and Ksh.680 million for the construction of a Show Room, Tyre Centre and a three star hotel,” the DPP added.

Also Read: EACC raids home of Kisumu County Speaker Onyango Oloo

Some of the 11 charges they are facing include conspiracy to defraud; unlawful charging of public property; failure to disclose private interest to one’s principal; unlawful acquisition of public property as well as corruptly receiving and giving benefits.

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