News Graft purge triggers fresh succession wars in State corporations From left, Mr Joe Sang (KPC), Ken Tarus (Kenya Power) and Geoffrey Mwangi (NHIF).
- Narok Senator Olekina Ledama said suspended Kenya Pipeline Corporation Managing Director Joe Sang was wrongly targeted in corruption purge - He said investigators had left out real individuals behind alleged loss of billions at the parastatal - Ledama said previous KPC managers who were suspended won court cases leveled against them - The Orange Democratic Movement legislator said his conscience was clear that Sang was innocent Narok Senator Olekina Ledama has defended suspended Kenya Pipeline Corporation (KPC) Managing Director Joe Sang over corruption allegations involving misappropriation of KSh 1.8 billion.
Joe Sang, managing director of KPC, and five of his colleagues were charged with abuse of office in connection with the loss of funds in the construction of a fuel jetty in Kisumu worth Sh1.96 billion, a figure the prosecution said exceeded the original budget.
The latest casualty is outgoing Kenya Pipeline Company MD Joe Sang who has been charged over the alleged loss Sh1.9 billion at the firm.
Mr Lagat said five former KPC employees charged on Monday, among them former managing director Joe Sang, were released on a cash bail of Sh2 million each, setting the benchmark for the bail terms.
On Monday, KPC managing director Joe Sang and other officials from the company denied three counts relating to the loss of Sh1.9 billion in the construction of the Kisumu Oil Jetty.
Joe Sang, the outgoing managing director of KPC and five of his colleagues were Monday charged with abuse of office in connection with the loss of funds in the construction of the fuel jetty worth Sh1.96 billion, a figure the prosecution said exceeded the original budget.
So far Kenya Power boss Ken Tarus and his predecessor Ben Chumo, Newton Terer of National Cereals and Produce Board and Kenya Pipeline Corporation's former boss Joe Sang are some of top parastatal heads from the community linked to mega corruption cases.
Petroleum CS John Munyes has defended suspended Kenya Pipeline CEO Joe Sang saying the government did not lose money in the Kisumu Oil Jetty project.
We will not allow it to happen … we will not sit back and allow you to ethnically profile our people with l vested interest, in bad faith and with politically motivated charges,” Mr Cherargei said in reaction to a weekend swoop that saw former Kenya Pipeline Manager Joe Sang and former National Hospital Insurance Fund head Simeon Kirgotty and several others arrested over allegations of corruption.