NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21 – The Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) Coordination Board has deregistered the Evans Kidero foundation with immediate effect due to non-compliance of the NGOs Coordination Act.
The Board’s Executive Director Fazul Mahamed stated that the Nairobi Governor’s Foundation had also breached the terms and conditions attached to their certificate of registration which includes failure to file tax returns.
“The Board has cancelled your registration under the said Act on the grounds that your organisation has breached the provisions of Regulation 24 read together with clause 5 of the terms and conditions attached to your registration certificate by failing to file annual returns,” he said in his latter.
He stated that the Foundation has also conducted transactions involving millions of shillings despite having no known donor on record.
“Your organisation has breached the provisions of Section 12 (4) read together with Regulation 13 and Clause 10 of the terms and conditions attached to your certificate of registration by opening and operating unauthorised bank accounts,” he said.
He further indicated that the membership of the foundation raises the question of conflict of interest between the County Government and the Foundation.
“Several senior employees of the Nairobi County Government are also beneficiaries of the Foundation’s funds… it is not clear why County Government employees should receive any funds from the Foundation,” he explained.
He noted that Ndeiya farm Ltd has also made several deposits amounting to millions of Kenya shillings to the foundation accounts with no clear intentions on the usage of funds.
He further observed that the current Viwandani Ward MCA Samuel Nyangwara has also made a cash deposit amounting to Sh1.85 million to the Evans Kidero Foundation.
The Board has now written to the Central Bank of Kenya to freeze the company’s assets pending investigations and an assets audit of the firm.
In the letter, the board is also seeking an audit of all assets held by the Foundation.