The EACC has finally stopped suspicious payments at City Hall days after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko detected fraud in the payment of pending bills.
Sonko was the first one to act when he officially transferred Pauline Kahiga from the Finance docket and replaced her with Allan Igambi who was previously the Trade CEC.
The transfer was effected after it emerged that Pauline Kahiga was using her mother’s companies to steal tax payers monies from City Hall. The former Finance CEC was using three companies, Nanku Company which is exclusively owned by her mother, Nancy Wanjiku Kahiga who is a sole Director, Castan Enterprises and Great Lakes International company which are owned by Pauline’s proxies.
So far according to evidence in our possession, Pauline has paid the three companies millions of shillings in suspicious payment of pending bills which led to her removal from the crucial docket by Governor Sonko.
Last week Kahiga and Nairobi Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi were reportedly trying to force the Director of Ifmis at National Treasury to upload some payments amounting to millions of shillings in the system before the passing of the supplementary budget. However their conspiracy was thwarted after Sonko reshuffled his cabinet before the payments were made. Sonko officially made the complaint to State House after it emerged that Kahiga was using a top official at Treasury to push for payment of the suspicious pending bills at City Hall.
Already the Auditor General has flagged Kahiga’s Mum firm, Nanku Ltd after it was paid millions of shillings in pending bills for work that was never done at City Hall.
The EACC has also instructed National Treasury PS Dr. Julius Muia to stop payment of pending bills at City Hall after Pauline Kahiga was exposed for using her influence to pay millions of shillings to three firms owned by her mother. Kahiga is now facing investigations over conflict of interest, flouting of PFM Act among other crimes.