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EACC arrests six senior Communications Authority staff

George Kebaso @Morarak

Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday arrested six senior managers at Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) over procurement irregularities.

By last evening, the officers were pursuing three others who have since gone into hiding. Among those arrested are current and former officials of the communications regulator.

A statement from EACC confirmed that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) gave the Authority’s detectives consent for the arrest and prosecution.

This was after EACC forwarded the file to the DPP last January.

“The Commission investigated allegations of procurement irregularities against the assistant director in charge of Procurement at the CAK, Joyce Osinde during the evaluation of the tender for renovation of the Authority’s stand at the Agricultural Society of Kenya show,” the statement read in part. 

In custody

In a letter dated May 6, 2019, the DPP returned the file to the EACC and gave consent to arraign the suspects. 

EACC said last evening those in custody are being processed to be charged in court but did not give a definite date.

Those arrested include Osinde, Stanley Kibe (Tender Committee Member), Leo Kibet Boruett (Tender Committee Member), Vincent Ngundi (Tender Committee Member), Jane Jeptanui Rotich (Tender Committee Member) and Philip Kiplangat (Tender Committee Member).

In hiding

Those are bing sought by detectives  are Mutua Muthusi (Former Director, Consumer and Public Affairs), Peris Nkonge (Tender Committee Member) and John Omo (CAK Secretary and Secretary General of the African Telecommunications Union).

  

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