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Garbage collection tenders put Sonko on EACC radar

Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is set to grill Nairobi governor, Mike Sonko, over issues surrounding garbage and waste management in the county.

Mr. Abdi Mohamud, the EACC director in charge of investigations had, formally, requested the governor to avail himself on Friday, last week. However, Sonko confirmed unavailability and offered to avail himself this Tuesday.

The EACC is putting City under the investigative radar for garbage management tenders in the periods of 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 financial years.

The County Assembly of Nairobi had, on last year July, raised red flags on payments totaling to 162 million allegedly paid to garbage collectors.

Through its Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the County Assembly revealed that City Hall could not account for Sh 162 million paid out to 11 garbage collection firms. PAC was also investigating another collective payout of approximately Sh 200 million.

The PAC report also indicated a Sh162 million payment paid to two commercial companies for executing garbage collection duties prior to pre-qualification and only spending Sh 40 million out of the entire amount paid.
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, this year, the County Government awarded a Sh 278 million tender to a company that had no prior experience on garbage collection duties.

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