Government Officials Caught in Major Fraud Scheme


6 government officials were caught red-handed by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Wednesday, February 1, in a scheme to scam taxpayers by obtaining a fake tender for the construction of the Malaba Water and Sanitation project.

The suspects, based in Nakuru and Eldoret, are accused of forging documents and presenting themselves as a local company to win the tender. Unfortunately for them, the Technical Evaluation Committee failed to properly verify their qualifications, leading to their eventual downfall.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions recommended the arrest of the six scammers, as well as a local director from the fake company who was ordered to surrender to the police. The suspects are currently being held at the EACC’s Bungoma Regional Office as they await their arraignment on Thursday, February 2.

The charges against them include neglect of official duty, fraudulent procurement practices, and violation of procurement regulations. The EACC is committed to fighting economic crimes in collaboration with the ODPP, and has recently been in discussions with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to enhance their efforts.

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