By Chris Maina
Nairobi City County Governor Dr. Evans Kidero is under pressure from both CORD and Jubilee coalition to reign on corruption cartels in City Hall that are responsible for fleecing millions of tax payers money. From the Cord Coalition is Raila Odinga’s 2013 Presidential Campaign Manager Eliud Owalo and from Jubilee is Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko.
Owalo in a sponsored Facebook post and published widely by leading CORD Platforms hit hard at Kidero and demanded that he should be kicked out of the ODM party in order to rid the party off corrupt elements.
On the other side Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and MPs from Western Kenya exposed the alleged Kidero corruption cartels that are responsible for the collapse of the giant Mumias Sugar Company. Kidero ‘s Corruption ring from Mumias Sugar company are now housed in City Hall where millions of tax payers money is allegedly being swindled to pockets of masters with no oversight from the county elected MCAâ€™s.
It is a widely known fact that the Nairobi County MCAs are beneficiaries of the alleged corruption though bribes from the cartels. The Cartels brought down the giant Mumias Sugar Company, one of the best performing Companies in East and Central Africa by milking it dry during Kidero’s 9 year tenure and thus Sonko’s fear that by 2017 Nairobi county will be a shell of the former self.
In a three page dossier published in the Sunday Standard, senator Mike Sonko exposed how Governor Kidero imported the former Mumias Sugar cartels mostly suppliers, distributors and dealers to fleece City Hall.
Among the top people Sonko allege to be part of the corrupt cartels that Kidero Gov has awarded lucrative tenders worth million of shillings is Peter Hongo a former business development manager at Mumias Sugar Company.
Hongo is now the General manager of Sifa Cleaning and Bins Services Company which has been given the tender to collect garbage in posh City estates like Lavington, Kileleshwa, Westlands, millimani and other estates.
The award of the garbage collection tender has rendered thousands of youths from City estates jobless. Most of them were depending on 22 garbage collection firms which have now been black listed by Kidero.
Another company which was irregularly awarded tender at City Hall by Gov Kidero is Peposi Freight Kenya Limited whose Directors are Mohamed Bashir Ibrahim and Mohamed Adan Ibrahim. The firm was registered on December 16, 2014 using a fake certificate CPR2014/169610 and itâ€™s account was opened on 20th December 2014, which is a Saturday when the payment was done.
Ordinarily, Saturday is not an official working day but it remains unclear how the payment was transacted after the account was opened with KShs 5,000 by a customer only identified as Mohammed, later in the day, a cheque deposit (cheque number 134) of Sh 7,612, 540 was made at the Cooperative Bank, City Hall branch. But the bank detected the scam and recalled the cheque.
Those behind the scam who are likely to be probed by EACC are Mohammed Adan Ibrahim (ID number 1107823) and Mohammed Bashir Ibrahim (ID number 2302058) .
Mohamed Adan Ibrahim is still a director of Quids enterprises ltd which collects debts on behalf of Nairobi County. Joseph Kula Mato a co. Director in Quids Company is also a director in Sifa Cleaning and Beans services ltd.
Itâ€™s now a wait and see if EACC detectives will ask Kidero to record a statement and may face prosecution or they will wait till Nairobians kick him out of City Hall come 2017 August through the ballot.
Meanwhile Owalo seem to be brewing a storm from within CORD that may fast track Kidero extinction from the City politics.