Spotlight on directors of firms in Sh45m healthcare syndicate
Four companies based in Nairobi received the money early last month under unclear circumstances because no equipment was supplied
The state will freeze the assets of four directors of companies linked to a Sh45 million healthcare syndicate in Malindi.
The companies – Daima One Enterprises, Zohali Services, Makegra Suppliers Ltd and Kilingi Investments – are all based in Nairobi and do not have branches in Kilifi county.
According to a search warrant obtained on October 18 by a multi-agency team of detectives, Sh45,455,825 was wired to the companies in early October under unclear circumstances.
A source who sought anonymity told the Star the state will seek to deregister the companies.
“According to the new laws on fraud, the assets of the four directors will automatically be frozen and the companies deregistered. This is a serious offence. How can someone supply nothing to the county and millions of shillingsbe wired to their accounts?” he said.
The Star has established staff in the Health and Accounts departments have been meeting secretly in Kilifi and Malindi hotels.
In a letter dated November 8, the county secretary and the head of the public service board recommended that head of accounts John Kalume step aside.
“This is to direct that you hand over office to the chief officer – Finance and Economic Planning – under the supervision of the county executive committee member – Finance and Economic Planning Works by today November 8, by 12 noon,” reads the letter.
Several county officials, including Finance executive John Kombe, his Health counterpart Timothy Malingi and head of procurement Matano Choge, might be prosecuted for allegedly colluding in the fraud.