EACC wants Isiolo Governor charged over irregular budget

October 29, 2015 1:48 pm
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Governor Doyo was being investigated over a fraudulent document purported to be a supplementary budget and had also been accused of irregularly appointing and promoting county employees.
Governor Doyo was being investigated over a fraudulent document purported to be a supplementary budget and had also been accused of irregularly appointing and promoting county employees.

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29 – The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) has recommended charges against Isiolo Governor Godana Doyo over an irregular supplementary budget.

The commission has submitted the recommendations to the Director of Public Prosecutions also seeking charges against the county’s Deputy Speaker David Lemantile and two others.

They are accused of irregularly passing the supplementary budget in December last year.

Doyo was being investigated over a fraudulent document purported to be a supplementary budget and had also been accused of irregularly appointing and promoting county employees.

The commission has also recommended charges against Geothermal Development Company (GDC) Managing Director Silas Simiyu and six others over the irregular procurement of a rig.

Simiyu was being investigated for inflating a tender for drilling rigs by over Sh146.8 million despite an advice by the tender committee stopping variation of original price for the tender.

His actions were said to be arbitrary since he was not a member of the tender committee.

Others to be charged include GDC officials who sat in the tender committee during the 2012/13 financial year.

The anti-graft body however recommended that the file on former Head of Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet Francis Kimemia be closed for lack of evidence.

Kimemia was being investigated over claims he allocated himself and his close relatives 31 government vehicles. The commission is still investigating him over other corruption allegations levelled against him.

The body’s CEO Halakhe Waqo said they had also asked the DPP to charge Kenya Pipeline Company chief engineer and director of Redline Limited over an inquiry into allegations of irregular payment of Sh30 million to Redline company.

The money is said to have passed through a domiciled account at the Commercial Bank of Africa for the supply, installation and commissioning of three auto transformers procured from Agecelec Industry of France.

Further, the commission wants Bomet County Executive Committee Member for Health and Sanitation Stanley Kiplangat and 13 other officials be charged in court over the leasing of ambulance services from the Kenya Red Cross Emergency Plus Medical Service Limited.

The DPP said he would review the files with the evidence attached to them and make his decision.

The cases are among those listed in the list of shame that was tabled in Parliament more than seven months ago.

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