It appears that the multi-billion shillings KEMSA scandal is not yet done with treating Kenyans to theatrics.
From “I prayed, then God directed me to KEMSA where I got KSh42M tender”, to a passersby who won a multi-million tender.
On Wednesday, a director of a company that won KEMSA tender worth KSh4 billion shocked the National Assembly Public Investments Committee.
Kilig Limited sole Director Ivy Minyow Onyango ‘confessed’ that she cannot recall details of bank accounts and signatories to the accounts.
Onyango, instead asked the MPs to give her two days to get the crucial details. Her firm won a KSh4 billion tender to supply the Ministry of Health with 450,000 kits of PPEs, each valued at KSh9,000.
“There were various partners that we entered into joint ventures with. I think there is an equity account and an SBM account. Allow me more time to consult so that I can have a basis for certain disclosure,” said Onyango.
She told the MP Abdulswamad Nassir-led watchdog committee that she was not asked to provide any supporting documentation. This despite Kilig Limited securing the multi-billion tender on the same day the firm presented its letter of intent.
Kilig Limited was, however, not able to supply the PPEs after the tender was cancelled following inconsistencies in the awarding.
In a report to a Senate committee late last year, EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak said the audit revealed at least three companies that were awarded contracts worth more than KSh1.3 billion had been in existence for less than a year. Kilig Limited was one of the firms.
Kilig Limited has changed ownership thrice. The firm was registered on January 22, 2020 under Zhu Jinping and Willbroda Gachoka as directors.
In April, 2020, the duo transferred their shares to Collins Wanjala. In May, Wanjala transferred the shares over to Ivy Minyow Onyango.
“Form CR9 notice of cessation of office of director dated May 7, 2020 and form CR19 special resolution dated May 5, 2020 and lodged by Collins Bush Wanjala, stated that Collins Bush Wanjala resigned as director/shareholder and transferred his 1,000 shares to Ivy Minyow Onyango,” reads a document by the Registrar of Companies Sarah Ndung’u.