The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has investigated the County Government of Vihiga over allegations of irregular payments of Ksh. 13,989,450 to Boyse Ventures Limited.
The Commission commenced investigations following a report that Boyse Ventures Limited associated with employees of the County Government of Vihiga (CGV) was trading with trading with the CGV.
Investigations established that Boyes Ventures Limited had three directors two of whom were employees of CGV.
Goods Not Supplied, Services Not Rendered
Investigations also established that Ksh. 7,657,950/- was paid to Boyes Ventures Limited for conducting Capacity Building and Formulating Risk Management Policy while Ksh. 6,331,500/- was for the alleged for supply and delivery of tonners totaling Ksh. 13,989,450/-.
Further investigations established that the County Government of Vihiga paid Boyse Ventures Limited paid the Ksh. 13,989,450 for goods not supplied or services not rendered.
EACC Recommendations To Charge
On 6th September a report was compiled and forwarded to the DPP with recommendations to charge Boyes Ventures Limited, the directors of Boyes Ventures Limited and the officials of the County Government of Vihiga with the following offences:
• Two counts of conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption contrary to section 47A (3);
• Two counts of abuse of office contrary to section 47A (3);
• Two counts of unlawful acquisition of public property contrary to section 45 (1) (a);
• Two counts of conflict of interest contrary to section 42(3) as all read with section 48(1) of ACECA.
On 29th October 2021, the DPP returned the inquiry file recommending further investigations.
The Commission resubmitted the file to ODPP on 10th November 2021.