Kinisu denies any wrong doing in NYS scam

By Collins Anampiu

The chairman of the anti-graft agency, Philip Kinisu, has said he will not quit over criminal investigations against him.

Addressing the media in Nairobi Tuesday morning, Kinisu said the claims against him were orchestrated by individuals being investigated for corruption by the commission.

He said his resigning will be setting a terrible precedent adding that any person can fabricate any claim against a public official.

Companies associated with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission head are being investigated by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the Assets Recovery Agency and the Kenya Revenue Authority over their dealings with the National Youth Service (NYS).

Kinisu, who owns Esaki Limited with his wife and daughter, found himself under scrutiny when it was revealed that the company was paid a total of  35,417,209 shillings to supply borehole materials to the NYS between October 2014 and November 2015.

Reports in the media further claim that African Population and Health Research Center, a nongovernmental organization being headed by Kinisu was also involved in money laundering.

However the EACC chair, has rubbished the allegations, saying contracts mentioned in the report resulted from either open tenders or invitations for quotations from pre-qualified suppliers and thus ESAKI limited conducted legitimate business.

He is threatening legal action against parties he says are out to malign his name and that of businesses associated with his family.


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