Senior Kenya Pipeline officials charged over Ksh.1.9B Kisumu jetty scandal
Senior officials of the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) including former Managing Director Joe Sang have been charged in court over the Ksh.1.9 billion Kisumu Oil Jetty scandal.
Appearing before Magistrate Douglas Ogoti, the former MD Joe Sang, KPC secretary Gloria Khafafa, head of procurement Vincent Cheruiyot, procurement manager Nicholas Gitobu, and General Manager in charge of infrastructure Billy Aseka were charged with eight counts of graft.
Joe Sang faced two other counts — abuse of office and willful failure to comply with the procedure relating to management of public funds — for unlawfully authorising payment for the Kisumu Oil Jetty.
The five officials were charged that between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 at KPC in Nairobi they engaged in the construction of an “unplanned project” –the Kisumu Oil Jetty — amounting to over Ksh.1.9 billion.”
They pleaded not guilty and were released on a Ksh.2 million cash bail each. They were also directed to deposit their passports in court and also sign a personal bond of Ksh.2 million each.
The case will be mentioned on January 22, 2019.