WANTS TO KNOW IF CBK PLAYED ROLE
Gumbo said they will seek the help of the anti-corruption agency to find out if the Central Bank played any role in the NYS theft. “This is a matter of huge public concern and the committee is facing time constraints. We’re writing to the EACC to establish if any investigation has been done on CBK,” he said. The cash the agency lost had been placed at Sh791 million, but a report by Auditor General Edward Ouko raised it to Sh1.6 billion. Kitutu Masaba MP Timothy Bosire, a committee member, said they need records of all banks and companies that transacted NYS money. “It is the nature and extent of investigations that has forced us to go this far,” Bosire said. or send written submissions to explain the nature of transactions they carried out. He said there is no obvious impropriety and culpability implied against the banks, but the truth will emerge once they tell their sides of the story.
“We’re not saying they are culpable. The only way to discount that is through investigations,” the Rarieda MP said. “As a committee, we do not intend to sum up our probe and write a report, only for people to later start pointing fingers at X or Y, saying they were involved but never summoned.”
Gumbo said investigations will exonerate companies and banking institutions that did genuine business and prescribe culpability for those that could have connived to swindle the public through corrupt dealings. He criticised the EACC, accusing it of failing to conduct a thorough probe.