EX-REA boss accused of corruption
Former Rural Electrification Authority (REA) boss Ng'ang'a Munyu is on the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission's (EACC) radar for allegedly manipulating tenders, misleading the board and faulty tendering during his tenure.
The EACC has been investigating the authority's management after a report the board submitted to Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter implicated them in corruption.
The board wrote to the EACC on August 10 concerning the performance of the authority's management in delivering key government flagship projects costing billions of shillings, following an audit commissioned by the CS. It alleged that there was massive irregularity in the procurement of solar photo voltaic PV systems for primary schools from 2013 to 2017, leading to the loss of Sh6.6 billion.
Mr Munyu was accused of working with close associates in the government agency to employ people without conducting interviews, which is illegal. “These employees were used by the CEO to manipulate documents and conceal evidence of corrupt deals in the authority,” the report said, adding that he awarded tenders to several companies in which he holds shares.