Uhuru sister’s company in same group as the disabled

Sundales International Ltd Managing Director Kathleen Kihanya addresses the press at Jacaranda Hotel in Nairobi on October 29, 2016. She said her company is not involved in the health scam. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Sundales International Limited, whose directors include the President’s sister, Nyokabi Kenyatta Muthama and cousin, Kathleen Kihanya, is named at number 1790 on the Public Procurement Oversights Authority’s 2014 roll of “Disadvantaged Groups” that should receive preferential treatment when they bid for tenders.
  • Sundales International , incorporated in September 2013, has accumulated an impressive portfolio of multi-million-shilling government tenders.
  • Sundales was paid Sh41 million as part-payment for several tenders it won for supplies to the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority.
  • On Saturday, Ms Kihanya strongly denied claims that the firm had won the tender due to influence-peddling.

A company associated with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s close relatives, which has been named in the Sh5.2 billion Afya House scandal, was listed in the Treasury’s roll of companies that should get preferential treatment for tenders reserved for the youth, women and the disabled.

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