EACC foils yet another Ksh.4.8B scam in Interior Ministry


EACC foils yet another Ksh.4.8B scam in Interior Ministry

In Summary

  • A bigger shocker, was the intended supply of rifle slings, at a cost Ksh.200 million in which EACC says prices were exaggerated from Ksh.200 to Ksh.5,000 a piece.
  • An additional Ksh.242 million was to be paid to unspecified entities.
  • The payments had not been budgeted for according to EACC.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Thursday revealed that it foiled an attempted misuse of Ksh.4.8 billion of taxpayers’ money at the Prisons department.

According to EACC boss Twalib Mbarak, the contract was unprocedurally approved, flouting procurement rules by committing payments of 80% upfront within 30 days before supply of the items.

The contract details show that there was to be the supply of machine guns at a cost of Ksh.478 million.

In the assorted contracts, one company was awarded the tender to supply bullet proof vests, at a cost of Ksh.2.2 billion and the payments were stopped when they were just about to leave the ministry’s account to the companies.

Procurement of G3 rifles was also in question, with the Prisons approving a questionable payment of Ksh.597 million for the same.

In the foiled payments, Ksh.342 million was to be paid for the supply of full target rifles, a contract that EACC flagged.

Pistols worth Ksh.158 million shillings, were also to be supplied through payments to what the EACC calls questionable entities.

A bigger shocker, was the intended supply of rifle slings, at a cost Ksh.200 million in which EACC says prices were exaggerated from Ksh.200 to Ksh.5,000 a piece.

An additional Ksh.242 million was to be paid to unspecified entities.

According to EACC, all these payments had not been budgeted for.

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