Ex-MP Ongoro, others wanted over Sh48m ghost project

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Former Kasarani MP Elizabeth Ongoro and 18 others have been directed to present themselves at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) over a non-existent Sh48 million school project in Kasarani.
The anti-graft agency has been investigating the embezzlement of Sh48,907,826 constituency funds and blatant abuse of procurement laws by officials of Kasarani NG-CDF.
“The Commission established that the award of the contract for the construction of the school was made without due regard to the procurement laws, the school does not exist and that payments were made to different individuals and companies associated to the National Government Constituency Development Fund patron and committee members for services not rendered,” EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak said in a statement to newsrooms.
“The file was submitted to Director of Public Prosecutions who upon review has granted consent to charge 26 individuals and entities with the following offenses.”
Detectives EACC officials have arrested two suspects who served in the Kasarani NG-CDF tender committee over the same.
The two are former Kasarani District Development Officer Kefa Omanga Omoi and ex-Kasarani CDF Committee member Jecinta Akoth Opondi.
They will all face nine charges of conspiracy to commit offence of corruption, misappropriation of public funds, abuse of office, engaging in a project without prior planning, unlawful acquisition of public property and willful failure to comply with the law relating to procurement.

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