EACC Seeks To Recover Ksh 78 Million From Ex-KPA Official 

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has petitioned the Mombasa High Court to recover millions from a former senior Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) official named in a fraudulent tender.

EACC is requesting that Antony Muhanji be ordered to repay the Government Ksh 78,161,858 that was allegedly obtained from KPA through a false tender.

In the lawsuit filed on Tuesday, the Commission requested that the High Court declare Ksh 78.1 million as proceeds of crime and issue reinstitution orders requiring Antony Muhanji and his company to pay the sum to the Kenyan government.

Muhanji’s private company, Mukitek Investment Limited, allegedly received an illegal contract for excavation and concrete work at KPA.

EACC claims that Mukitek Investment Limited was duped into accepting a tender for which it had fraudulently applied.

Anthony Muhanji was a director of Mukitek Investment Limited and a beneficial owner of the company’s bank account, as well as the project manager for the excavation and concrete work contract at KPA.

By engaging in a conflict of interest, Antony Muhanji violated Sections 66 of the 2015 Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act (PPADA) and 42 (1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, No. 3 of 2003, according to EACC.

According to EACC, when investigations began, the Commission identified and froze KES 52,191,704.45 belonging to Mukitek Investment Limited, pending the conclusion of inquiries and subsequent recovery actions.

“The purpose was to ensure that in the event the Commission wins the recovery suit, any forfeiture and reinstitution orders issued by the Court will not be in vain.” EACC said.