KPLC Fires 18 Employees Accused Of Awarding Tenders To Family Members

Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC)/courtesy

An internal audit at the Kenya power and lighting company (KPLC) has revealed how clerks  who are are employees at the organisation colluded with contractors who they had close ties with.

The audit report revealed that about 354 companies found on the database which were registered using fake documents were linked to employees and their family members

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Seven  supervisors are said to have received kickbacks from contractors. A supervisor from Kiambu identified as Zipporah Bora allegedly received Sh.729000 in the latest KPLC scam.

The auditors said that most of the employees implicated were related to the directors of the companies that had been listed as contractors.

In their recommendations the auditors suggested that all the companies that had been illegally listed in the KPLC  data base be removed  and those implicated to face disciplinary actions.

KPLC has since suspended 18 employees after the scandal and suspended the labor and transport companies that were linked to the scam

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Written by Merxcine Cush

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