Home Politics Governor Joho kin name in Sh1bn Nairobi stadia scam – Weekly Citizen

Governor Joho kin name in Sh1bn Nairobi stadia scam – Weekly Citizen

by kenya-tribune

Senior Nairobi county government officials have named Mombasa governor Hassan Joho’s brother Abubakar Joho as a key player in Sh1 billion contract for construction of four stadiums in the city.
Environment executive Vesca Kangogo who was then finance executive at the time the contract was awarded to Scanjet Construction Limited, and Ekaya Alumasi, who was the acting finance chief officer have appeared before Ethics and Anti-Corruption Authority at Integrity Centre for questioning. It is said, Scanjet Construction is associated with Abu.
EACC had on January 9 2019 summoned a number of county officers to record statements following allegations of procurement irregularities in the award of the tender in the 2017/18 financial year.

Joho and brother Abu

The stadiums under investigaions are Dandora (Sh350 million), Kawangware (Sh250 million), Kihumbuini (Sh250 million) and Ziwani (Sh186.6 million).
Already, public procurement agency has questioned irregular payments of Sh196.8 million in the ongoing construction of Dandora Stadium.
In November 2019, 15 City Hall officials recorded statements with EAAC over the same scandal.
Others who have been questioned are former urban renewal housing and project management chief officer Marion Rono, county attorney Lydia Kwamboka, acting deputy director of quantity survey MM Muiruri and procurement officer Preston Miriti. Miriti in his statement linked Abu to the deal.


Not spared are county supply chain manager Patrick Mwangangi, former county secretary Peter Kariuki, youth and sports chief officer Abdimutalib Ibrahim and JK Mriria from the public works and transport department.
A section of those interviewed claimed that they were under pressure to award the contract to Scanjet and no tendering process was done. Instead, Abu was asked to bring the quotation with four other firms to imply the process was followed. Those investigated claim Mwangangi oversaw the tendering process that involved Mriria and Kariuki then county secretary.
Acting supply chain management director Leonard Biwott, urban housing and renewal chief officer SG Mwangi and Rachael Ngigi from the sports, culture and social services department are on EACC list

Evelyne Kerubo from the supply chain management department features in the scam and together with former education and sports CEC Janet Ouko and acting assistant quantity survey director JN Muchina are under investigations.
EACC last year grilled Pauline Kahiga (finance), Larry Wambua (agriculture, now devolution), suspended health executive Mohamed Dagane, Hitan Majevdia (transport), suspended lands executive Charles Kerich and finance executive Winfred Gathangu. Others were Joyce Kinyanjui (director IGR and head of CEC secretariat), Samuel Kinyanjui (administration officer, CEC secretariat), Governor Mike Sonko’s chief of staff Peter Kamau, acting county secretary Leboo ole Morintat and the then acting county attorney Christine Ireri.
According to EACC sources, the construction of the four stadiums was overquoted three times and a number of payments made in suspicious way even before the projects were undertaken

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