EACC arrest senior official at Kenya Ports Authority

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On Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 14:12 | < 1 min read
EACC arrest senior official at Kenya Ports Authority
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Ethics Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has arrested a senior official at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) following the conclusion of investigations into an alleged conflict of interest after fraudulently receiving over Ksh2.4 million into his private company.

EACC head of corporate communications Erick Ngumbi said that Joseph Okhako, deputy director of corporate services at the Bandari Maritime Academy, was arrested for transferring and receiving Ksh2.4 million to Ethics Institute of East Africa where he is the director of the said company.

"The EACC Mombasa office received a report in February 2018 that the suspect was offering consultancy and training services at KPA through his private entity and receiving payments for the said services without making the disclosure to his employer (KPA) about his role and interest in the Institute", Ngumbi said.

DPP concurred with EACC

Ngumbi further noted that upon conclusion of the investigations, the file was forwarded to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) who concurred with EACC's recommendation to prosecute the public official for conflict of interest contrary to section, 42(3) as read with section 48 of the Anticorruption and Economics crimes Act 3 of 2003.

The suspect will be arraigned at the Mombasa, Anti-corruption court to face relevant charges.

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