MINISTRY OF HEALTH “PROCUREMENT” OFFICER CHARGED OVER FAKE TENDER.

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BY SAM ALFAN.

A fake procurement officer at the Ministry of Health headquarters has been charged in connection with obtaining over Sh 12 million from a businessman using a forged tender.

David Kahi Ambuku alias doctor Lugonze appeared before Milimani Resident Magistrate Muthoni Nzibe and denied several fraud counts.

Ambuku is accused that on May 8,2020 at Digital Marketing Limited located at Danhill building in Westlands in Nairobi jointly with others not before court he obtained medical equipments worth Sh 5.7 million from Ibrahim Aden by falsely pretending that a tender dated May 4,2020 and a local purchase order (LPO) dated same dates both purported to be from Ministry of Health were genuine to enable the complaint supply the said goods to the Ministry a fact he knew was false.

He is also charged with falsely presenting himself as a government procurement officer at the Ministry of Health headquarters thereby making Ibrahim Aden believe the said tender and LPO to be genuine and issues by the Ministry were genuine to enable him supply various medical materials.

Prosecution further alleges that on diverse dates between May 11 and May 15 this year at Tasia in Embakasi in Nairobi county, Ambuku jointly with others not before court obtained Sh 7,415,000 million from Ibrahim Aden by falsely pretending that a tender No:MOH/DPPH/DNMP/001/GF-ONT/2019-2020 dated May 4,2020 and a local purchase order LPO dated same dates both purported to be from ministry of health were genuine to enable the Aden supply the goods to the ministry of health a fact he knew to be false.

Ambuku is also charged with others not before court with intent to deceive forged a certain local purchase order dated May 4,2020 purporting it to be a genuine LPO issued by ministry of health.

The court further heard that Ambuku at unknown place with others not before court without lawful excuse made an instrument capable of making the impression of a stamp for Principle secretary ministry of health address in Nairobi.

He was released on a bond of Sh 2 million and cash bail of Sh1 million pending hearing and determination of the criminal case

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