Ex Kenya Power MD Ben Chumo’s Vetting Despite Graft Charges Rattles Kenyans

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Former Kenya Power Managing Director Ben Chumo on Monday appeared before the Finance and Trade Parliamentary Committee for vetting as chairman of Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Chumo has rattled Kenyans online who feel that his appearance before the vetting committee was an audacious move as he is facing corruption charges over the loss of Sh4.5 billion in the procurement of faulty transformers.

On the vetting committee was Nyali MP and former investigative journo Mohammed Ali who brought up the graft allegations but was quickly shut down by the committee chair, Kipkelion East MP Joseph Limo.

But the former MD who is facing similar charges alongside 18 other Kenya Power officials told the committee that he is a man of integrity and the allegations against him should not hinder him from getting the job.

“There was no single case that arose during my stay at KPLC and I look back with a lot of pride to that particular service,” he said.

When asked how much he is worth, Chumo said that he is worth at least Sh200 million but does not consider himself a rich man.

Read: DPP Unable To Prosecute Graft Suspects, Cites Lack Of Evidence

Kenyans were of a contrary opinion. They said:

Earlier, Kisumu East MP Shakeel Shabbir who is a member of the committee had urged his colleagues to boycott the exercise.

“I refuse to be part of this ill thought out exercise. It will only harden those who support corruption,” he said.

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