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Energy CS under fire over KPC financial misappropriation claims

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Senators want Energy and Petroleum CS John Munyes to explain the financial misappropriation at the state owned Kenya Pipeline Company a day after the company’s Managing Director bolted out.

The Senate Energy committee chaired by Nyeri senator Ephraim Maina have thereby issued summons to the petroleum CS to appear Thursday after he failed to appear Wednesday.

The national assembly public investment committee is also set to grill Kenya pipeline company directors and the cabinet secretary over repetitive irregularities that could cost taxpayer over 9billion shillings.

Petroleum Cabinet Secretary John Munyes was supposed to appear before the senate’s energy committee but cancelled so as attend to crisis meeting following the exit of KPC Joe Sang’ who opted not to renew his contract which expires in April 2019.

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The senate committee has thereby summoned the CS  petroleum to appear Thursday to explain the company’s status in the face of allegations that over 11 million litres of petrol was lost through spillage and pilferage between March 2017 and May 2018 in nine separate incidences.

The senators have meanwhile called on  investigating agencies –EACC  and directorate of criminal investigations to investigate the Kenya pipeline company.

Further the senators want the energy ministry justify investment of over 5billion shillings in the Turkana wind power which has never delivered.

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula now wants the energy committee to investigate the government’s contracts with lake turakana wind power company that is claiming over 9billion shillings from the government.

The national assembly public investment committee is also set to grill Kenya pipeline company directors and the cabinet secretary over repetitive irregularities that could cost taxpayer over 9billion shillings.

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