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The Well-Knit Cartel Fleecing Kenya Power Its Money Through ‘Restricted’ Tenders

Kenya Power
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ERC, ELECTRICITY

Kenya Power has been paying billions of shillings to a well-knit cartel that is Kenya Wood Preservers Association (KWPA), that supplies all Kenya Power’s treated wooden poles.

According to details that leaked from the cartel, Kenya Power first restricts its tenders to them to bar out any ‘outsiders’ from applying for the same. In an article by the Standard, membership to the association costs a company Ksh50,000 renewable annually.

“Eligible tenderers: All local manufacturers of wooden poles who are members of Kenya Wooden Preservers Association and do not have an outstanding order for 11m and 12m treated wooden poles. Note that the relevant and valid certificate should be attached,” read tender document from Kenya Power.

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