NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 8 – Suspended Energy Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir will on Wednesday morning appear before the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) over corruption allegations leveled against him.
Among the accusations made against him by the anti-graft body include a plan to defraud the Kenyan taxpayer of Sh1.4 billion by attempting to influence the award of a Kenya Pipeline tender together with Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko.
That is in addition to the ‘chicken-gate’ investigations by virtue of his being a member of the now defunct Interim Independent Electoral Commission. IIEC officials are accused of having received bribes from UK printing firm Smith and Ouzman whose two top executives has since been convicted.
The Southwark Crown Court jailed two officials of S&O printing firm found guilty of bribing IIEC officials.
Nicholas Smith and his father Christopher will serve about three years in jail for their involvement in the corruption scandal involving top managers of the then IIEC.
His counterpart, the transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau will appear before EACC on Thursday while Lands Cabinet secretary Charity Ngilu was questioned on Tuesday.