Electricity poles

Trucks carrying electricity poles.

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Rural electricity firm bought substandard poles for Sh800m

What you need to know:

  • The suppliers pocketed Sh800 million, and those investigated and found guilty received a slap on the wrist.
  • Competition Authority of Kenya started the investigation following a complaint from Inter Tropical Timber Ltd (ITTL).

A state firm awarded tenders for electricity poles to companies that were controlled by the same directors, leading to the supply of substandard wooden poles for Sh800 million.

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