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Kisumu oil jetty scandle: DPP approves charges against Joe Sang, five others

KPL boss Joel Sang in a past presser./COURTESY

The Director of Public Prosecutions has approved charges against Kenya Pipeline Company Managing Director Joe Sang and five others over misappropriation of public funds in the KPC’s procurement and KSh2 billion Kisumu oil jetty.

Sang was arrested earlier on Friday, and will be charged with abuse of office and wilful failure to comply with applicable procedures and laws relating to management of public funds.

“The inquiry file relates to allegations of misappropriation of funds in the course of procurement and construction of the Kisumu Oil Jetty by Kenya Pipeline Company Limited at a cost of over Ksh.2billion,” DPP Noordin Haji said in a Friday statement.

Haji said there is sufficient evidence to support the charges that also include engaging in a project without prior planning.

Sang is expected to be appear in court on Monday alongside five other Kenya Pipeline Company officials.

The other five are Gloria Rabai Khafafa (Company Secretary), Vincent Korir Cheruiyot (General Manager, Supply Chain), Billy Letunya Aseka (General Manager, Infrastructure), Nicholas Gitobu (Procurent Manager) and Samuel Odoyo (General Manager, Finance).

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