DPP wants top Nairobi County officials arrested over Ksh.1M books tender


Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Mohamed Haji
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Mohamed Haji. PHOTO/FILE

In Summary

  • In a press statement, Mr. Haji said that investigations revealed that Primara Ventures, owned by Raphael Mwinzi Maluki was irregularly awarded a tender for the supply of books worth Ksh.997,926 to the Nairobi County Assembly Resource Center.
  • The DPP says that the books were never supplied "and the money was therefore irregularly paid."
  • "I have independently reviewed the file and am satisfied that the persons named herein actively participated in the perpetration of the alleged criminal activities and should therefore be charged and prosecuted," said Haji.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has directed the immediate arrest of six people; one businessman and five county officers over irregular awarding of tenders and payments at the Nairobi County Assembly.

In a press statement, Mr. Haji said that investigations revealed that Primara Ventures, owned by Raphael Mwinzi Maluki was irregularly awarded a tender for the supply of books worth Ksh.997,926 to the Nairobi County Assembly Resource Center.

“The investigations also established that the said tender was never advertised and the quotations used during the process were irregularly prepared by procurement officers attached to the Nairobi County Assembly,” reads the statement.

The DPP says that the books were never supplied “and the money was therefore irregularly paid.”

“I have independently reviewed the file and am satisfied that the persons named herein actively participated in the perpetration of the alleged criminal activities and should therefore be charged and prosecuted,” said Haji.

The six are;

Raphael Mwinzi Maluki; Proprietor, Primara Ventures

Jacob Ngwele Muvengi; Clerk, Nairobi County Assembly

Adah Awuor Onyango; Deputy Clerk, Nairobi County Assembly

Philomena Kavinya Nzuki; Principal Accountant, Nairobi County Assembly

James Kariuki Kaguma; senior Precurement Officer; Nairobi County Assembly

Fredrick Macharia Mwangi; Senior Finance and Planning Officer, Nairobi County Assembly

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