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WANTED: Nine suspects linked to procurement of Sh409m substandard transformers

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has asked the public to help them arrest nine individuals linked to the procurement of substandard transformers worth over Sh409 million.

In a tweet, DCI said that the nine are the directors of four different companies and that their warrant of arrests have been issued.

The nine have been identified as Catherine Wanjiku Njuguna, Christine Nyawara, Edwin Macharia Ngamini who run Millous Enterprises.

John Waweru of Kazmix Enterprises Limited and Pestus Investments which is owned by Linet Njeri.

Wachema Investment Limited owned by Stephen Njoroge is also implicated with Jason Morara, James Ogechi and Jeremiah Onduko of Jake Building and Construction Limited listed as wanted.

According to the DCI the case also involves Ben Chumo, former Kenya Power Company Managing Director arrested last month alongside nine other senior managers.

The suspects have been linked with accepting goods without inspection upon waiver which was issued because Kenya Power felt that it was too costly to have engineers travel to the factory to inspect the transformers.

According to the Director of Public Prosecution, no inspection was undertaken upon receiving goods in Kenya.