Kenya Pipeline outgoing MD arrested

In Kenya, the outgoing MD of Kenya Pipeline Co., Joe Sang was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into loss of funds during construction of the Sh1.9-billion Kisumu oil jetty.

Sang and four other officials of the state corporation were arrested on December 7 in Nairobi. The others arrested are company secretary Gloria Khafafa; head of procurement, Vincent Cheruiyot; procurement manager, Nicholas Gitobu; and general manager in charge of infrastructure Billy Aseka.

Hours after the arrests, Petroleum Principal Secretary Andrew Kamau announced the replacement of Sang with Hudson Andambi as the acting MD.

Until his appointment, Andambi was the Ministry’s senior principal superintending geologist in charge of petroleum.

“This is to ensure that operations continue without interference for purposes of ensuring security of supply of petroleum products,” Kamau said in a statement.

The KPC arrested officials will be charged with seven counts, including theft of Sh528.5 million during the construction of the Kisumu oil jetty.

Source: Petroleum Africa

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