PROBE FURTHER MOSQUITO NETS TENDER IN KILIFI; ODPP TO EACC.

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The Director of Public Prosecutions wants EACC to investigate further allegations of corruption in the Kshs. 24.4 million mosquito nets tender by the Kilifi County government.

The Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission had recommended that top officials at the Procurement Department be charged alongside directors of Medicscope Agencies which was awarded the tender.

However, the DPP Noordin Haji returned the investigations file to the EACC, asking the commission to tighten some gaps before seeking approval for prosecution.

The EACC commenced investigations into the tender following an invitation by Kilifi County Government to examine its procurement processes.

The commission conducted an internal forensic audit at the County and identified a possible loss of Kshs. 24,460,000 to Medicscope Agencies. Investigations also established that there was an irregular tender process in the award of a tender to Medicscope Agencies for the purchase of 6,000 pieces of insecticide-treated mosquito nets.

The irregularities included lack of budgetary allocation, use of wrong procurement method and falsification of records. Three unlawful payments amounting to Kshs. 26,460,000 were made to Medicscope Agencies for goods that were never delivered.

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