Investigations found that Aero Dispenser Valve Limited did not have the authority to supply the equipment and spares.
The anti-corruption body says that as a member of the tender committee that awarded the contract through a joint fraudulent scheme, Mr Ogenga made or caused the payment of $2,546,076.31 to Aero Dispenser Valves Ltd, being 40 per cent of the tender price.
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has demanded that two senior Kenya Pipeline Company employees personally pay back Sh182 million alleged to have been fraudulently paid for a contract.
In the letters sent to the general manager for Finance Samwel Odoyo, Mikwa Owuor and procurement officer II Fredrick Ogenga, the EACC has demanded that they refund the money, paid by KPC to Aero Dispenser Valves Limited, with interest. The watchdog claims that the money was irregularly paid for procurement and award of Tender No. SU/QT/3264F/14 for hydrant valves.
The two letters were received by Odero Osiemo and Company Advocates on December 3, 2019.
"We hereby demand you pay a sum of $1,761,813.53 (approximately Sh182 million) together with interest thereon … Take notice that unless the said sum is paid to the Commission within seven days of this letter, we shall institute recovery proceedings against you without any further reference to you and at your own risk as to costs and any other incidental expenses arising therefrom," one letter reads.