Kenya’s perennial corruption means anyone in power can steal.
Nairobi County director of parking Tom Tinega is under-fire for presiding over financial leakages at his office running into millions of shillings.
It was reported that the decline in City Hall’s revenue collection is attributed to the wrangles and non-coordination in the transport department, which is a key contributor to Nairobi’s revenue.
Sources said Mr. Tinega is facing a slew of corruption allegations bordering on embezzlement of the parking fees.
Staff members working under the “untouchable” Tinega are trying to shine a light on the systematic looting. It is said that they are furnishing Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) with several reports of internal audits showing evidence of corruption.
It is suspected that he is part of the looting syndicate in a well-orchestrated scheme. According to sources requesting anonymity, they say that fake receipts are issued once money is paid after the cartel clamps vehicles within the city.
In some instances, negotiations are entered to avoid payments. It is also said the payments are done at a specific office at City Hall then head to share the loot with the County director of parking boss.
Last week, Umoja One MCA Mark Mugambi accused Tinega of insubordination saying he has been allocating stages, route extensions and loading zones, which was a duty, reserved for the Transport CEC Hitan Majevdia.
Tinega is reported to have a network among city matatu operators who part with millions of shillings to enjoy protection and owns several properties within the city.
The committee wants the Transport CEC Joyce Muthoni to fire Tinega but she is reportedly on his payroll.
attached to Tinega’s office were involved in the and that the committee had received complains of the marshals harassing motorists for non-payment of their parking fees.
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