The Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) has launched an investigation into alleged irregular procurement and award of a tender for the design, supply and installation of a Computerised Conference Management System at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi.
The EACC has already written a letter to KICC’s management and board members (both past and present) to report to its offices this week as part of the investigations. The letter, dated June 14, states in part: “This is to request you and the Board of Directors to come to EACC offices at Integrity Centre for interviews and statement recording as part of the schedule below…”.
Johana Muchai is to report to the EACC on Wednesday June 22; former minister Omingo Magara, Kenneth Waithiru and Dr Ibrahim Mohammed on Thursday June 23 while Kavi Mwenda, Charles Gacheru and Muriiti Ndegwa have been asked to report on Friday June 24.
“Our officers, Arthur Opili and Maryline Kemei will be available to receive them and conduct the exercise,” states the letter signed by EACC deputy director for Forensic Investigation JohnLolkoloi.
Johana Muchai and Charles Gacheru are past members of the KICC board having been replaced at the end of May this year by Ken Boit and Lilian Apedet Osamong.
KICC is a State Corporation set up to promote the business of Meetings, Incentives travel, Conferences and Exhibitions also known as MICE. Billed as the largest Convention centre in Eastern Africa, the facility has state-of-the-art all round equipment including a simultaneous interpretation Equipment (SIE) with ability to translate upto 7 languages among other features.