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EACC arrests SIX officials behind a multimillion tender fraud after a raid into govt agency

Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) arrests 6 officials behind Ksh62 million tender fraud in the government agency.

The arrest followed a raid at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) on Wednesday, January 24. 

According to a statement by EACC, the suspects orchestrated a fraudulent scheme where they awarded a multimillion-shilling tender to a company they own.

The company received Ksh62 million without following the stipulated tender procedures.

EACC added that the suspects forged documents that were presented before securing the multimillion-shilling deal.

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Following their arrest, EACC has presented them before the Mombasa Anti-Corruption where they are expected to be charged with conflict of interest, fraudulent acquisition of public property, and forgery of the documents used in the scam.

“Detectives from EACC Mombasa Regional Office have arrested 9 suspects including 6 officials of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) over graft involving a Kes.62 Million tender. The suspects are currently before the Mombasa Anti-Corruption Court following arraignment this morning,” a statement released by EACC read in part.

“Investigations established that the suspects executed a fraudulent scheme to embezzle public funds through a tender awarded to a company linked to them. They will be charged with conflict of interest, fraudulent acquisition of public property, and forgery of the documents used in the scam,” it added.

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