FORMER PRESIDENT MOI’S CONFIDANT CONSPIRED TO STEAL SH 12 MILLION FROM KENYA PIPELINE.

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Former president Moi's confidant Joshua Kulei before a Nairobi Anti-Corruption Court.

BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

A Nairobi Anti-Corruption Court has been told former President Moi’s private secretary Joshua Kulei had conspired and obtained Sh 12 million from East African Gas Company a joint venture with Kenya Pipeline company limited.

Investigating officer David Kangara, told senior principal Magistrate Felix Kombo, that Kulei had claimed a company associated to him the Ashar limited had rendered engineering and foundation laying services on behalf of East Africa Gas company limited, which he said was false.

” Public money was paid to Kulei his company over services he never rendered” the officer told the court.

He testified that both Ashar and Sian limited received Sh 5,999,890 from East African Gas company a joint venture with KPC over claims that they had paid land rent rates and assessment fees on behalf (EAGC).

The witness said that he obtained information from commercial bank of Africa where KPC held an account which wired the money to the companies associated with Kulei.

He his charged along side former KPC managing director Ezekiel Komen on offence of conspiracy to defraud a state corporation of Sh 65,272, 727 which incident took place in 1999.

The witness said that even the memorandum of understanding signed by the attorney general Permanent secretary ministry of finance KPC and EAGC was done when certain conditions were not put into consideration.

He said Komen is the one who made authorization for payment to be effected being the company’s managing director.

Kulei, his three companies Ashar limited, Sian Enterprises and Agrid limited, Komen and one Prakash Bhundia are jointly indicted for conspiracy to defraud the government of public money.

Kulei is out on a cash bail of 500,000 pending hearing and determination of criminal trial.

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