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EABL CEO Jane Karuku, Isuzu MD Rita Kavashe Record Statements At EACC over Corruption

EABL CEO Jane Karuku and Isuzu MD spent the better part of yesterday recording statements at the Ethics and Anti-corruption commission (EACC) as the mainstream media remained mum for fear of losing EABL advertising revenue.

The ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission had summoned the former Vision 2030 board chairperson Jane Karuku and Rita Kavashe in a probe into irregular recruitment.

It has been four months after the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) formally began to probe the ugly rot at the Kenya Vision 2030 Secretariat as more hidden skeletons continue to be unearthed at the government development programme.

To help in probing extensive fraud at DVS, the EACC obtained copies of the list of applicants, shortlisted candidates, names of panellists, appointment letters, interview scoresheets, recruitment reports as well as minutes of the board that approved the unlawful enlistment.

It is believed that Jane Karurku helped cover up the scandal, even as EACC quickly posted to defend her on social media. One Kenyan demanded to know who the suspects of the scam are if not the summoned

Jane Karuku is an infamous businesswoman and corporate executive who has prominently featured on this blog for all but good reasons.

She is most popular for her evils as the Group MD and CEO – Of East African Breweries Ltd.

(You can find more on that here)

In January it was also revealed that the country could have lost tens of billions of shillings collected as contributions from persons of goodwill, corporates and public entities by the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund (ERF) Board chaired by Jane Karuku, Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly heard stated. 

In what pointed to possible daring pilferage of public coffers, the board was transformed into a private limited liability company by guarantee and the collected funds were not remitted to the National Treasury, Principal Secretary Dr. Julius Muia revealed.

Effectively, the funds collected under the Public Finance Management Act were diverted to a private entity, Kenya Covid-19 Emergency Fund registered under the Companies Act contrary to the terms of engagement since a private company cannot be a custodian of public funds.

Vide the Legal Notice of March 27, 2020, PS Treasury was to be the Funds Administrator but this was reversed.

However, it is not clear when this was revoked to the point Treasury had no representation in the board even before the board transitioned into a private firm.


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