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KPA Top Official, His Wife Arrested Over Ksh 214M Graft Case

by Brian Kiprono

Detectives from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) have arrested Kenya Ports Authority ( KPA) General Manager for Finance Patrick Nyoike,his wife Jacinta Wambugu and a KPA clerical officer Isaack Obunga over irregular payments of Kshs.214 million.

According to a statement by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODDP), it has shown that Mr. Patrick Nyoike allegedly used his power to allocate the money to Nyali Capital Limited, a microfinance business which is run by his wife Jacinta Wanjiku Wambugu who acts as the company’s General Manager along with other directors.

 “Indeed, Patrick Wambugu Nyoike facilitated Nyali Capital Limited’s microfinance business to finance the KPA suppliers, Local Purchase Order (LPOs) and Local Service Orders (LSOs) and thereafter used the KPA system to have the principal and the interest from the said suppliers remitted to Nyali Capital Limited’s account by the KPA,” the statement read.

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According to the ODPP, Nyali Capital Limited acted as a vendor in the KPA portal which indicates a conflict of interest and also a break of the codes and conducts. 

 “This demonstrates a conflict of interest on the part of Patrick Wambugu Nyoike, the General Manager Finance at KPA,” the ODPP’s statement adds.

Probing Mr. Wanyoike started Last year when the anti-graft detectives raided his house under probe of siphoning millions from the company to a private developer.

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The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) then, claimed they were working on a tip-off suggesting that a sum of Sh241 million were moved from the company to an individual close to Mr. Patrick Wambugu Nyoike. 

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