Nacada CEO arraigned in court for abuse of office

By Halligan Agade

Six people including NACADA Chief Executive officer William Okedi have been arraigned in an anti-corruption court for failing to comply with procurement laws and abuse of office.

Okedi is accused of approving a contract worth 12.8 million shillings to M/S Ernst and Young Company.

He is facing charges of abusing his office by improperly conferring a contract for the provision of financial management agency services without following procedure.

His co-accused John Muturi, Anthony Munyui, Zed Wekesa, Florina Mwikali and George Murimi who are members of a tender committee were similarly accused of failing to ensure the evaluation process for provision of consultancy services for management of Nacada was in accordance with the law. They were released on a million shillings cash bail each.

Separately three people have been charged in a Nairobi court with conspiracy to defraud Capital Airtime Limited of 200 pieces of iPhones valued at 19.7 million shillings.

Betty Wangui Nderitu alias Jennifer, Felix Kipyego Langat and Martin Mwangi Njeri are reported to have claimed that they had won a tender in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade for supply of the same.

They were detained after the prosecution made an application arguing they are facing other charges for related offences and that investigations are ongoing.


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