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Ben Chumo, former Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) managing director has been arrested.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Chumo and two other officials are suspected to have engaged in economic crimes.
“They are to be charged with conspiring to commit an offense of economic crime namely fraudulent acquisition of public property, aiding commission of a felony, abuse of office, willful failure to comply with the law relating to procurement among other charges,” DCI said on Twitter.
A statement from the Director of Public Prosecutions further revealed that two files implicated the KPLC officials in scandals involving awarding of tenders and contracts.