Belio Kipsang’ Questioned Over Awarding Himself an Overpriced Tender

By Carlos Onyango / August 20, 2019



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Belio Kipsang’ is now hit by a  graft shockwave after members of parliament summoned him to answer why he issued tenders to six companies despite them being the highest bidders to supply Sanitary pads to primary schools.

The Education Principal Secretary was summoned by the MPs to explain how the six companies were awarded the tender to supply primary schools with Sanitary pads leading to a loss of up to 25 million shillings in total.

Mavoko MP Patrick Makau, said he was concerned when researched and found out that some two companies had some suspicious details prompting him to look into the companies.

It emerged that the two companies had identical and suspicious details both related to Dr Kipsang in a certain way and they ended up winning a tender worth 23 million shillings.

The MPs discovered that an Eldoret-based company known as Belion Construction shared a similar address with another company known as Konyipad Construction and were both associated with Dr. Kipsang.

The legislators led by the chairperson Opiyo Wandayi directed the PS to provide clear documentation of all the directors associated with Konyipad company.

Four other companies also harvested wantonly from the tenders leaving taxpayers in stream of losses.

Nexhom Africa was the third highest bidder bidding at 23 million shillings but was awarded the tender where the lowest bidder had 21,406,027 shillings, Imani Holdings bided at 32,11,125 shillings against lowest bidder at 30,173,202 shillings.

Paula Services Company bided at 50,092,454 shillings against the lowest bidder at 40,185,590 shillings, Rossaby Enterprises made a quotation of 49,574,575 shillings against the lowest bidder who quoted a price of 42,875,308 shillings.

Despite having the highest quotations, all these companies were awarded the tenders by the ministry.

The legislators raised their concerns following the irregular tenders awarded to the companies by the ministry pointing out that the move was against the Public Procurement Asset and Disposal Act.

In response to this questioning, Dr. Kipsang that the tenders were awarded with the creation and reservation of slots for special interests groups in mind.





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