Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has ordered the prosecution of Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki and other county officials over a Sh34.9 million tender awarded irregularly.
DPP Noordin Haji has approved the prosecution of Tharaka Nithi Governor Onesmus Muthomi Njuki, County Officials and related entities over irregular award of Ksh 34.9 million solid waste project.#AntiCorruption_ODPP pic.twitter.com/i2PhHa8BLB
— ODPP_KE (@ODPP_KE) September 4, 2020
According to a statement released by the office of the DPP on Friday September 4, 2020, the tender was for the supply, installation and commissioning of a solid waste incinerator.
The DPP said seven companies, many of which were associated with Njuki, put in bids for the tender.
Westomaxx, which submitted fraudulent documents, won the tender.
Haji said the project was procured without an environmental impact assessment.