By: PAUL OGEMBA
Twelve officials from the National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation have been charged with conspiracy to defraud the parastatal.
Among those charged was the corporation’s suspended managing director Evans Ngibuini who faced three counts of misleading the tender committee into awarding a Sh41 million contract to Telecommunication Today Limited for structural cabling at the corporation’s headquarters.
Others charged were Mustafa Aman, George Sar, James Bundi, Justus Wabuyabo, John Musyoka, Ezekiah Kapkiai, Margaret Kithunzi, Duncan Tallam, Musiega Assava, Wilfred Munyiri and John Kipkorir.
According to the charge sheet, they wilfully failed to follow procurement rules in awarding the tender to Telecommunication Today Limited when the company had not met the requirements set out in the tender documents.
The offences were allegedly committed between September 2013 and July 2014 at the corporation’s headquarters in Nairobi.
They all denied the charges and were released on a cash bail of Sh2 million each by Principal Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi. The case was scheduled for hearing on February 25, 2016.
SOURCE: DAILY NATION