Senior KPA official arrested over conflict of interest

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission officers on Tuesday arrested a senior official at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) after receiving Ksh 2.4 million.

Joseph Patterson Okhako, a director of Ethics Institute of East Africa is accused of offering consultancy and training services to KPA through his private entity.

According to EACC, Okhako received approximately Kshs. 2.4 million without making a disclosure to his employer about his role and interest in the Institute.

Public officers are prohibited from engaging in any conduct where their private interests compete with the public interest.

They should also not use their positions of trust to confer benefits to themselves or other persons.

DPP Noordin Haji concurred with EACC’s recommendation to prosecute Okhako for Conflict of Interest contrary to section 42(3) as read with section 48 of Anti- Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No.3 of 2003.

He is set to be arraigned at the Mombasa Anti-Corruption Court Wednesday.


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