EX-REA boss ac­cused of cor­rup­tion

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - NATIONAL NEWS - BY STELLA CHERONO

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.

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