Senior corrupt National Social Security Fund officials bribed the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission officials with houses in order not to probe various corruption scandals at the fund, we have learnt. Managers
Senior executives allocated themselves houses and land belonging to the fund. In Loresho, Anthony Omerikwa allocated himself an open space then bribed EACC officials with Ksh. 3 Million when confronted with the evidence.
The corruption at NSSF is so bad that from over 5,000 housing units in Nyayo Embakasi, NSSF collects Ksh 2,500 from each house. That’s Ksh 12,5m. NSSF uses only Ksh 6m on service providers each month. The rest is pocketed by corrupt NSSF staff members.
The EACC, which has lost the confidence of Kenyan in fighting corruption, with various EACC bosses pocketing millions in bribes. Many EACC officials cannot be able to explain the source of their wealth.
Former EACC CEO Halaqe Waqo was exposed in the #WeKnowYourSalary Twitter campaign after it was revealed that he is building a 7 storied building despite Kenyans knowing his salary.
An audit report prepared by Ernst & Young had revealed that expected returns from the NSSF’s Sh6.7 billion Hazina Towers and Sh1.6 billion Milimani executive apartments were hiked during feasibility studies to make the projects appear viable.
The report said China Jiangxi, which was contracted for the Hazina Towers project, was allowed to submit two bids during the procurement process.
The project consultant, Tana & Associates, also misled the NSSF Board to review the building’s upgrade from 24 floors to 34 floors, the report says.
The firm’s bids were for Sh6.2 billion and Sh6.5 billion. The tender committee eventually settled for the higher bid, which was later hiked to Sh6.7 billion.
Ernst & Young’s report also showed that the NSSF started construction on the Sh4.6 billion Nyayo Estate phase six and Sh5.053 billion Tassia housing projects before obtaining approvals from government authorities. The Hazina Towers, Nyayo Estate and Tassia projects have stalled owing to various changes to their original plans.
The EACC received the report but were bribed to go mute about the big saga that led to the loss of poor Kenyans monies. Francis Atwoli at one time wondered why the Commission was not acting on NSSF corruption despite receiving all the evidence.
It is now not a secret that EACC and NSSF officials have become a big cartel that must be cracked even with a firing squad.
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