The office of the Auditor-General is on the spot over the irregular acquisition of Audit Vault software at the cost of Ksh. 100,675,680.80 against the estimated cost of Ksh. 18,000,000.
Among the people arrested were;
ICT Director Justus Ongera
IT Department Manager Annette Mwangi
Enkei Holdings Directors Desmond Irungu and Nelson Karanja
Charles Mbugua of Mbugua and Partners.
At the same time, Twalib Mbaraq, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) CEO, directed that 10 people suspected to be involved in the dealing to present themselves at the Integrity Center with immediate effect.
They are Charles Githinji Gichobi (Sales Executive, Oracle Systems Kenya Limited ), Ephantus Kairu Kahwae (Non-executive Director, Open Systems Integration Kenya), Sylvester Kiptoo Kiplagat (Non-executive Director, Open Systems Integration Kenya), Patrick Shem Kamau Maina (Managing Director, Open Sys-ems Integration Kenya) and Charmine Kinuthia (Director, Enkei Holdings Limited).
Others are Charles Mwaduna (Director, Mars Technology Limited), Edward Mulewa Mwachinga (Director, Mars Technology Limited), Jane Wangui Kinuthia (Director, Nanazi Investment Limited), Florence Waithira Kinuthia (Director, Nanazi Investment Limited) and James Gachoka (Partner Amolo Gachoka and Company Advocates).
According to the Investigations conducted by EACC, it has been established that the payment was exaggerated and out of the Ksh 100,675,680.80 said to have been allegedly paid, only Ksh. 36 million was legitimately paid to Oracle for the acquired software.
The remaining Ksh. 64 million was paid as a kickback to public officials, private persons and their associated companies.
After completion of investigations in accordance with the section 35 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, the EACC presented the file to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) with the consent of charging 24 individuals in relation to the same.
The EACC established a total of 24 individuals who were involved in the fraud with the offences of conspiracy to commit economic crimes, conflict of interest, unlawful acquisition of public property, dealing with suspect property and money laundering.