6.6 Trillion Shillings Looted as Corruption Balloons in Kenya

By Rahab Mbiriti / March 22, 2019 | 9:17 am




Corruption scandals have amounted to a total of 6,652,459,800,000 shillings since 2013 under President Uhuru’s governance, according to Corruption Tracker.

When you think of Uhuru’s administration, what comes to your mind? That’s right; Corruption, Debts, and Scandals.

When the Jubilee administration came into power in 2014, Kenyans had so much hope and expectations from the administration as they depicted a breath of fresh air in the political scene.

However, corruption scandals and misuse of public funds started in the first term of Uhuru’s presidency and have continued to occur up to date.

Major Corruption Scandals Since 2013

Outlined below are some of the corruption scandals that have occurred under President Uhuru’s watch;

2013

  • Patni Shops saga – 11 billion
  • DP Ruto luxury jet hire- 100 million
  • NCPB scandal -561 million

2014

  • School laptop tender canceled by the board- it cost 24.6 billion
  • Safaricom facing MPs over security contract worth 15 billion (The cameras that have never worked)
  • 0.7 Million shillings: – Wasanga named in Sh0.7m annual kickback scheme
  • 2.8 Billion shillings: – How Harambee House gang stole Sh2.8bn from taxpayers

2015

  • Osero, the man behind Weston -51 billion
  • Karen land saga- 8 billion
  • NSSF gifted EACC officials with houses-2.6 billion
  • 6 GDC managers sent on leave over graft probe-1.7 billion
  • MPs wanting Galana project suspended- 7.29 billion

2016

  • Counties yet to receive medical equipment -38 billion
  • Evans Kidero in graft probe-202 million
  • EACC clearing Waiguru in 791 million scandal
  • Youth fund boss resigns ahead of 180 million scandal
  • Mismanagement in Rio by officials- 88 million
  • Eurobond 215 billion unaccounted for
  • NSSF lost 1.6 billion in shares scandal
  • Uhuru kin linked to 5 billion Mafia house scandal
  • 18 billion graft scandal in Kilifi
  • Suspicious bank accounts in Mombasa yet to be closed -193 million
  • Nairobi under Kidero yet to account for 20 billion

2017

  • Kenya-Somali border wall turns out to be barbed wire-20 billion
  • American Congress to block aircraft sale to Kenya- aircraft was worth 41 billion
  • Collapsed Imperial bank depositors demand payment-34 billion
  • Agriculture House team hit by the scandal of 60 million
  • NCPB CEO resigns and managers sent home over 1.98 billion maize scandal
  • NASA links William Ruto to Masai Mara scam- 3 billion

2018

  • Bungoma Wheelbarrow procurement- 1.09 million
  • KAA airport deals-15 billion
  • Defective military aircraft uncovered by Ouko- 1.5 billion
  • Ouko uncovers 11 billion hole at Health ministry
  • 9 billion NYS scandal
  • NSSF to lose Hazina towers in 11.5 billion project
  • City hall fails to account for 238 million parking fees
  • Ouko names firms looting in billions- 40 billion
  • Ruaraka landowner offers to refund 1.5 billion in property
  • Kenya power firing staff over suspicion in corruption- 200 million
  • Kenya pipeline scandal 647 million
  • Timber mafia walks away with Uhuru’s 2 billion

2019

  • 8 Billion shillings- Loiyangalani–Suswa High Voltage Power Line Scandal
  • 21 Billion shillings- Kerio Valley Development Authority Dams Scandal
  • 10 Billion shillings -Over Sh10 billion lost in new NHIF pay scandal
  • 15 Billion shillings – Italian contractor leaves with Kenya’s Sh15 billion Itare Dam deposit

For more Corruption scandals and cases, visit Corruption Tracker.

Read Also: Kenya Loses Ksh.1 Trillion Every Year to Corruption – What Could 6 Trillion Stolen So Far in Jubilee Government Do?

Efforts Made by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to Fight Corruption

Every financial year, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) releases an annual report stating funds that have gone missing and those that have been recovered.

In the last five years, the EACC has averted the loss of public funds of the approximate value of 20.8 billion shillings and recovered assets worth 3.6 billion shillings.

Financial Year 2012/2013

Assets valued at approximately 567,408,217 shillings of illegally acquired public assets were recovered through court proceedings and out of court settlements facilitated by the EACC.

Financial Year 2013/2014

Assets valued at approximately 2.068 billion shillings of illegally acquired public assets were recovered through court proceedings and out of court settlements facilitated by the EACC.

Financial Year 2015/2016

In the year under review, the Commission carried out 13 proactive investigations which resulted in the averting of a possible loss of public funds of the approximate value of 2.6 billion shillings.

During the same period, the Commission completed 27 Asset-Tracing inquiries in respect of public assets that had been illegally acquired. These assets included public land, government houses, and cash. The total estimated value of these assets was 3.861 billion shillings.

Financial Year 2017/2018

The commission averted the loss of approximately 4.7 billion shillings of taxpayer’s money and was able to recover 488 million shillings stolen public funds.

Financial Year 2018/2019

Assets valued at approximately 7.4 billion shillings of illegally acquired public assets were recovered through court proceedings and out of court settlements facilitated by the EACC.





About Rahab Mbiriti

Rahab Mbiriti is an Experienced Research Specialist working for Sokodirectory with a passion for collecting data, breaking down data and analyzing it for easy consumption. Rahab also has a passion for writing Business and Economic oriented articles.To reach her, email her on rahab@sokodirectory.com

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