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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

NGILU, CHIRCHIR TO FACE EACC TODAY



Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir is Thursday scheduled to appear before the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officers for questioning over corruption allegations made against him.
Mr Chirchir faces corruption queries with regard to the award of a Kenya Pipeline tender.
The CS has been accused of perpetrating corruption in the award of tenders in the Ministry and interfering with procurement processes.
In a report that was tabled in Parliament he is accused of working to ensure that corrupt deals in the energy sector were successfully executed.
Land Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu who is being investigated for her alleged links to land grabbing cartels has also been asked to present herself before the commission for questioning on Friday.
CITY COUNTY SECRETARY QUESTIONED
Meanwhile Nairobi County Assembly Secretary Lilian Ndegwa was Wednesday picked by EACC officers for questioning at Integrity Centre over mismanagement allegations.
She was taken to the commission headquarters shortly after 5pm and led to the offices where she was questioned concerning the various corruption allegations that have been made against her.
Her arrest by the detectives came a day after members of the county assembly held a sitting to discuss her conduct and demanded she be removed from office.
They had earlier threatened to storm her office.
Lugari MP Ayub Savula also visited the commission offices and recorded a statement regarding sugar importation in regard to investigations on corruption allegations facing Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskei.
The MP had been invited by the commission to record a statement on sugar imports as he has been vocal on the issue.
He confirmed that he had recorded his statement, particularly on imports from Uganda, which is a net import of sugar under the Comesa arrangement.
The EACC report that was tabled in Parliament alleges that the CS, who has since stepped aside, gave permits to some business people to import sugar without going through open tendering and against the procurement laws of Kenya and COMESA rules.
He also faces allegations of conflict of interest, abuse of office and intimidation.