Kenya Pipeline MD Joe Sang arrested


KPC Managing Director Joe Sang during a past address. (PHOTO/COURTESY)
KPC Managing Director Joe Sang during a past address. (PHOTO/COURTESY)

In Summary

  • On Tuesday, Sang announced he would be leaving the company, with the KPC board calling for an urgent internal audit in the procurement process.
  • Meanwhile, EACC had also commissioned an audit in the procurement of hydrant valves by KPC with some Ksh.640million claimed to have been lost.
  • Already, three directors, ex managing director, and two senior managers are among persons of interest in the probe.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested Kenya Pipeline Managing Director Joe Sang and former NHIF CEO Simeon ole Kirgotty as crackdown on graft suspects resumes.

This comes just days ahead of a scheduled parliamentary grilling by MPs over allegations of fraudulent tendering and questionable payments totaling to over Ksh.2 billion.

The MPs further claim the parastatal has been draining tax payers money through the pipes following the latest auditor general’s report on the construction of the 470km pipeline from Mombasa to Nairobi.

On Tuesday, Sang announced he would be leaving the company, with the KPC board calling for an urgent internal audit in the procurement process.

Meanwhile, EACC had also commissioned an audit in the procurement of hydrant valves by KPC with some Ksh.640million claimed to have been lost.

Already, three directors, ex managing director, and two senior managers are among persons of interest in the probe.

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Story By Wangui Ngechu
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