The Kenya Ethics and Anti-Corruption Fee (EACC) is investigating a Sh157 million contract for provide of murram to be used in rehabilitation of Nairobi-Nanyuki Railway


EACC is looking for to determine circumstances underneath which Kenya Railway resorted to restricted tendering to select suppliers for the supplies towards the procurement guidelines.

 

In line with an EACC report, the legislation permits restricted tendering for materials not exceeding Sh30 million however on this case, Kenya Railways spent Sh157.2 million for the 5 contracts.

 

The anti-graft company report additionally reveals that a few of the contracts had been backdated within the offers which had been signed on the onset of Covid19 pandemic.

 

Efforts to succeed in the Kenya Railway Managing Director Philip Mainga for a remark didn’t yield any fruits.

 

In line with EACC, Kenya Railways despatched emails to 12 corporations however solely two had been picked and awarded the contracts that had been cut up into 5.

 

The twelve included Neral Holdings Ltd, Wilfak Engineering Ltd, Tradecoin Enterprise Co. Ltd, Bismura Normal Retailers Ltd, Zescon Development Ltd, Apotch Applied sciences Ltd, Pinnie Innovation Ltd, Gilberson Buying and selling Co. Ltd, Mosrach Ltd, Pkarizus Funding, Younger Entrepreneur Aiming Hinger Ltd and First Alternative Normal Suppliers Ltd.

 

First Alternative Normal Suppliers Ltd was awarded a contract of murram provide of Sh88,200,000.00 for the tender paperwork issued on February 21, 2020 with the analysis performed on tenth March 2020.

 

“The contract was signed on 4th Might, 2020 and backdated to begin on thirty first march 2020. Subsequently the time spent between invitation to tender and signing of the contract was two months which was enough to conduct procurement inside the allowed strategies of open nationwide tender and per the edge matrix,” EACC report states.

 

M/S Mosrach Ltd signed Sh34.5 million contracts for the Narumoru Railway staiion on fifteenth April 2020 and backdated to begin on thirty first March 200. Supply be aware signifies that work began earlier than the contract was signed.

 

M/S Mosrach Ltd second contract of Sh34.5 million for the Nanyuki Railways Station was signed on the fifteenth April 2020 and backdated to begin on thirty first March 2020.

 

First Alternative Normal Suppliers Ltd’s three contracts for Mitubiri Railway Station, Makuyu Railway Station and Kiganjo Railway Station every at Sh29, 250,000.00 had been signed on the 4th of Might 2020 however backdated to begin on thirty first March 2020.

‘Supply be aware No. 4 and 22 dated 4th April 2020 and 233rd April 2020 respectively indicated that work began earlier than the contract was signed. The administration was subsequently in breach of legislation,” the report concludes.

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