Kituyi summoned over Sh12m tender that cost State Sh285m

Tourism PS Safina Kwekwe Tsungu (centre) when she appeared before the Public Accounts Committee on March 10 to respond to questions raised by the Auditor-General on her ministry’s payments to Tele-News Africa and Atlantic Region. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Dr Kituyi is the current secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
  • The State Department of Trade was later transferred to the Ministry of Tourism, which has been paying the claims.
  • Part of the payment of the court award of Sh65 million was made in July 2013 as interest continued to accumulate.

A parliamentary committee plans to summon former Trade and Industry minister Mukhisa Kituyi over a tender it claims he irregularly approved, in which the government has already paid Sh285 million for a contract that was to cost only Sh12 million, and even more is being demanded.

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