EACC still wants Chirchir, NSSF files closed

September 10, 2015 2:16 pm
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Chirchir was under investigation alongside Kenya Power Managing Director Ben Chumo over corruption allegations in which Sh90 million was transferred from Kenya Pipeline to Kenya Power/FILE
Chirchir was under investigation alongside Kenya Power Managing Director Ben Chumo over corruption allegations in which Sh90 million was transferred from Kenya Pipeline to Kenya Power/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 10 – The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has maintained its earlier recommendation that Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir’s file on the alleged embezzlement of Sh90 million be closed.

The commission said it had not found evidence to establish his criminal culpability in the allegation.

Chirchir was under investigation alongside Kenya Power Managing Director Ben Chumo over corruption allegations in which Sh90 million was transferred from Kenya Pipeline to Kenya Power.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko returned the file to EACC asking for further investigations.

“EACC re-submitted the file and recommends that the file be closed for lack of evidence of criminal culpability against the CS and the Managing Directors of KPC and Kenya Power respectively,” Tobiko stated on Thursday.

According to the DPP, the EACC also re-submitted a file involving the board of trustees and the managing trustee of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) over irregular awarding of a tender to supply an electronic surveillance system, CCCTV and restricted control systems.

The tender awarded to Micro City Computer Ltd was valued at Sh244,825,708.

The commission in the latest files submitted to the DPP recommended that the NSSF trustees be warned on implications of mishandling procurement matters.

EACC further recommended the closure of a file in which Caroli Omondi a former Chief of Staff in the office of the Prime Minister was alleged to have acquired a parcel of land belonging to Kenya Commercial Bank irregularly.

The DPP will now review the files and make a decision in due course.

The files were part of the 124 cases involving high profile government officials submitted to the EACC for investigations over alleged corruption.

By September 2, some 59 files had been submitted to the DPP who acted on 58 of them.

In an interview with Capital FM News this week, the EACC said soon it would clear all the remaining files.

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