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KENYA PIPELINE COMPANY MANAGING DIRECTOR JOE SANG. / COURTESY

The outdoing Kenya Pipeline Corporation (KPC) managing director Joe Sang has been arrested by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) in connection to the ongoing graft probe in the firm.

Sleuths camped in the manger’s home this morning, while other five managers in the firm were arrested at night.

Among those arrested include the General Manager, Supply Chain Vincent Cheruiyot, Gloria Khafafa and general manager in charge of infrastructure Billy Aseka.

Ms Khafafa is said to have been hired fraudulently, without papers.

Sang has been at the centre of graft allegations in which the company lost over 23 million litres of fuel.

It was reported that insurance firms refused to pay for the fuel valued at Ksh2.3 billion, in what they term as unreasonable and unrealistic loss.

Preliminary probe showed that there was no such spillage, pointing out to possible theft at the body.

The company says that most of the fuel (4.8 million litres) was lost at Prof Philip Mbithi’s ranch, Lisa Ranch, in Makueni. Prof Mbithi is a former head of civil service and secretary to the cabinet.

Such a spillage is enough to cause an alarm, but it was not recorded anywhere. The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) which ought to have known about such a disaster is still unaware of such an incidence(s).

Environment CS Keriako Tobiko has also denied knowing about such a spillage, leaving Sang on his own in the scandal.

Another spillage of 1.2 million litres is reported to have happened at Ngong forest between April and May, but rangers in the forest have rubbished the reports.

Read: KPC Manager Joe Sang Unable To Account For 23 Million Litres Of Fuel

In a bid to try and keep tension low within his cohort, Sang told senior employees on Friday that “all is well and there is no cause for panic”.

The senior managers are also under probe over the Kisumu Oil Jetty scandal worth Ksh1.8 billion, which was unearthed by Kahawa Tungu a while ago.

The firm has been riddled with graft scandals dating back to 2014  when it tendered to deliver 60 hydrant pit valves for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at a cost of Ksh647 million.

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