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Sonko is clean, says anti-corruption agency

Ethics and anti-Corruption Commission wants Mike Sonko and Davis Chirchir cleared over alleged corruption in a Kenya Pipeline tender award. In files sent to the Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko for consideration, EACC states that there is no evidence that the Nairobi Senator and suspended Cabinet Secretary influenced the award of a Ksh1.4 billion tender.

The two were mentioned in a report that President Uhuru Kenyatta presented to Parliament that they allegedly planned to share Ksh1.39 billion kickback by having the tender awarded to their preferred company.     “… there was an attempt to influence the awarding of a Kenya Pipeline Company tender costing $500million (Sh46.2 billion) to SINOPEC instead of ZAKHEM,” read part of the allegations in the EACC report.

EACC has also asked that Felix Koskei, the suspended agriculture minister, be cleared on allegations of irregular awarding of sugar importation permits for lack of evidence. The commission has further requested the DPP to clear Michael Kamau, suspended transport cabinet secretary, on alleged irregular award of a contract to a clearing and forwarding company.

Kamau was yesterday charged with abuse of office.

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