In Summary
  • Committee chairman Opiyo Wandayi directed that the PS provide all documents showing the directors of the company.

Members of Parliament have questioned how six companies which did not present the lowest bids were awarded tender to supply sanitary towels to school girls, leading to a loss of Sh25 million.

In a meeting with Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang on Monday over audit queries, the lawmakers questioned how a company such as Konyipad Construction, which emerged number six and quoted Sh23 million, was awarded the tender against the lowest bid of Sh19 million.

The MPs linked the Dr Kipsang to Konyipad Construction, which they claimed share the same address to Belion Construction, an Eldoret-based company associated with the PS and which bagged a tender worth Sh23 million.

Committee chairman Opiyo Wandayi directed that the PS provide all documents showing the directors of the company.

FAULTY APPROVALS

The matter was raised by Mavoko MP Patrick Makau who said he googled about the two companies and found the similarities.

“How come two companies -Konyipad and Belion Construction - share the same address and box number?” Mr Makau queried.

The six companies that were awarded the tender despite not quoting the lowest price include Nexhom Africa, Imani Holdings, Paula Services, Rossaby Enterprises and Hossib Investments.

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