Former CS Kiunjuri faces arrest over Ksh1.8 billion maize payment scandal

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Kiunjuri, PS Hamadi Boga and NCPB MD Albin Sang are set to be investigated over claims that the ministry spent Sh1.8 billion irregularly.

The money was withdrawn from the accounts of the Strategic Food Reserve Trust fund at Central Bank and paid to a private company as a pending bill.

The matter is being investigated by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. It has emerged, officials from the Agriculture ministry authorized the payment without prior approval of the oversight board and contrary to the Public Finance Management Regulations of 2015.

At the center of the storm is a Mombasa-based company Commodity House Limited. The firm is operated by Mombasa tycoon Mohammed Jaffer. Mohammed is a close ally of William Ruto.

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