Inquiry into allegations of embezzlement of funds to the tune of KSh 24,124,688 paid to two companies by the Nandi County Government between April 2013 and August 2017.
The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) commenced investigations following a report that two Public Officers employed by the County Government of Nandi as a speech writer and a Public Communication Officer were also directors of two private Limited Companies trading with the County Government of Nandi.
Investigations at the Company Registry established that the names of the two Public Officers appeared in the list of Directors of the Company which was awarded the tender and that two Public Officers are signatories to the Company Bank Account and signed cheques for withdrawal of money which was paid by the County Government of Nandi.
On 24th May 2021 a report was compiled and forwarded to the DPP with recommendation that the two county officers be charged with the following offences:
• 1 count of conflict of interest contrary to Section 42 (3) as read with Section 48 ACECA;
• 2 counts of unlawful acquisition of public property contrary to section 45 (1) (a) as read with Section 48 of the ACECA.
The Commission is awaiting the DPP’s response.
Source: Kenya Gazette 27th August, 2102