Daily Nation editor John Ngirachu arrested by CID officers at Parliament over a story on Interior ministry spending
Interior CS Joseph Nkaisery had demanded the arrest of the journalists
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Meanwhile is a reaction of Kipkorir M from Eldoret when he had this news:
The Nation Parliamentary editor John Ngirachu arrested by the government for reporting misappropriation of funds in the Ministry of Interior !
The government should be more concern on how to end runaway mega corruption rather than intimidating journalist for discharging their duties !
Wonders will never cease in this country : instead of arresting thieves; you go for reporters !
When vultures eat a carcass they stumbled on, you don’t blame them but look for what brought about the carcass in the first place !
Jubilee is a real KANU tyranny resurrected !
Kenyans must say enough is enough.
HERE is the story that got the journalist into TROUBLE>>>
The Auditor General is questioning how a government
ministry spent Sh3.8 billion in one day.
The expenditure, by the ministry of
Interior and Coordination of National
Government, is related to the purchase of
arms, insurance for the police, vehicles and repair of helicopters.
The money in question was paid to local
and foreign firms and mostly through
local banks such as Kenya Commercial
and National Bank of Kenya.
The firms include include: Agusta Westlands (Sh683 million), ISPRA/ISRAEL
Product Research Co. (Sh271.9 million),
Ecta (Sh31.2 million), Toyota Kenya Ltd
(Sh56.1 million), D.T. Dobie (Sh59.4
million), Israel Weapon Industries (Sh68.2
million and Sh26.7 million), Lom Praha Trade (Sh370.4 million), Jino Motors Co.
Ltd (Sh86.6 million), Polytechnologies Inc.
(Sh38.9 million and Sh164.1 million),
Silver Shadow Advanced Security
Systems (Sh17.2 million), China North
Industries Corporation (Sh101.4 million), Pioneer Assurance (Sh1.6 billion) and
Steyr Mannlicher (Deftech Ltd) (Sh245.6
The expenses were incurred in the 2014/
2015 financial year and the Auditor-
General appealed to the Principal secretary in the ministry to intervene and
have the necessary documents provided
Curiously, all the payments were made
on June 30, 2015