The Star (Nairobi)

19 February 2013

Kenya: Sh500 Million NCPB Debt Dispute Taken to EACC

The Sh 500 million debt dispute at the NCPB has now been forwarded to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. The debt dispute between the board and Erad Supplies and General Contractors has led to auctioneers selling off part of NCPB's assets after Erad won a court case.

The court ordered NCPB to pay Erad after the board canceled a contract to supply maize. A Nairobi businessman Brian Yongo, has now written to the EACC presenting sworn affidavits that claim there was corruption in Erad winning the tender

Speaking to the Star yesterday, Yongo said he had written the statement because "what is going on is not proper". EACC spokesman Nicolas Simani confirmed having received the letter but said he could not comment on it until they had analsyed it.

Erad director Joseph Juma dismissed Yongo's claims calling them "fabrications of a conman". He said Yongo is lying to the commission and said action should be taken against him once investigations are done.

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