Firm of anti-graft boss was paid Sh35m by NYS

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Philip Kinisu receives a gift from Public Service Commission Chairperson Margaret Kobia at Laico Hotel in Nairobi on April 6, 2016, during the Kenya Institute of Management Fellows' Luncheon. The EACC has said that it is yet to complete investigations into a set of other contracts at NYS. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Esaki Limited was paid a total of Sh35,417,209 for the supply of various items to NYS between October 2014 and November 2015.
  • Registry records indicate that Esaki Limited’s directors are Mr Kinisu, his wife Mary Wanjiru Kinisu and their daughter Caroline Nato Kinisu.
  • Mr Kinisu replaced Mr Mumo Matemu who resigned in May last year following infighting between him and his deputies Irene Keino and Jane Onsongo.

The chairman of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission owns a company which was awarded tenders worth millions of shillings by the controversy-riddled National Youth Service.

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