Committee wants Managed Equipment Service deal probed

Managed Equipment Services

A report tabled before the senate by the ad hoc committee probing the controversial Ksh 63 billion Managed Equipment Service (MES) deal now wants EACC to investigate people behind it terming it a fraud.

The ad Hoc committee chaired by Isiolo Senator Fatuma Dullo and deputized by Bungoma’s Moses Wetangula has been investigating the matter for a year.

According to the committee, the deal was shrouded in opaque procurement processes aimed at benefiting a few commercial interests.

The investigations of the committee, also reveal that  some equipment in the Managed Equipment Service project  were either overpriced, substandard, delivered late, or undelivered at all.

The committee also expressed concern with the implementation of the deal saying it was done in a manner that violated the Constitution and principles that the project was originally conceived under.

The report however fails to name those who were directly involved in the alleged irregularities.

The Managed Equipment Service was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta in February 2015.

County Governments now remit Ksh 200 million every year up from 95 million in 2014 when the equipment was first supplied.

  

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