EACC Chairman Philip Kinisu has stepped aside to allow investigations on the alleged NYS graft
This comes days after the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission announced that a multi-agency team was looking into complaints lodged against Chairman Philip Kinisu, over dealings at the National Youth Service.
The EACC in a statement to the media, said the investigations were being undertaken by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in conjunction with the Asset Recovery Agency and the Kenya Revenue Authority as per the Director of Public Prosecution’s directions after the matter was brought to his attention
Kinisu told a press conference that claims that his company was involved in the 791 millions shillings NYS scandal are malicious and an attack on his persona and for that reason he was not going to resign
He rubbished the claims saying his company wins and losses tenders much like any other bidder. Kinisu’s company, Esaki Limited, is said to have been awarded tenders worth 35.4 million shillings for the supply of various items to the NYS from October 2014 to November last year.
Kinisu further said all of his company’s contracts are from open tenders or requests for quotations, and added that he won them before joining the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission six month ago.