News broke today that over 160 million shillings has been lost to a number of top executives within the ICT Authority.
Techweez covered the story:
After which the ICT Authority CEO released a statement on the matter promising to deal with those involved.
In a twist, we learnt that he, the CEO, might actually be involved in the fraud.
According to a newspaper article, the scandal could be running into billions of shillings and not just the Ksh. 160M that the auditor uncovered. The article names PS Ministry of ICT, Victor Kyalo as one of the persons on interest in the fraud.
The article reveals that top finance managers within the agency, including the CFO and Chief Internal Auditor are on suspension to pave way for investigation. Apparently, the CFO has already fled the country.
Other persons of interest in this multi-million scam include; Eunice Kariuki - director Partnerships, Innovation and Capacity Development, Felix Ongaga - Director Corporate Services and Kipronoh Ronoh - Director Programmes and Standards.
It has also been speculated that the managers on suspension are just the pawns and the big players could be on the agency’s board of directors.