In Summary
  • Mr Kulei, Ashar Limited, Sian Enterprises and Agrid Limited, former KPC boss Ezekiel Komen and Mr Prakash Bhundia are accused of conspiracy to defraud a State corporation of Sh65,272,727 in 1999.
  • Mr Kulei is separately charged with obtaining Sh17.9 million through the sale of public land in Mombasa to a private firm.

A witness Thursday told a Nairobi court that part of payments made by a State corporation were traced to an account belonging to former President Daniel Moi’s aide Joshua Kulei.

Testifying before Senior Principal Magistrate Felix Kombo, Mr David Kang’ara, an investigating officer, said he obtained information from a bank where Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) held an account.

He told the court part of the money was wired to one of the companies associated with Mr Kulei

Further, the witness said the money was paid yet no services were rendered.

FRAUD

He said Ashar Limited, a company associated with Mr Kulei, claimed that it had rendered engineering and foundation laying services on behalf of East Africa Gas Company limited (EAGC), a claim which was false.

Mr Kang’ara said Ashar Limited and Sian Enterprises received Sh5,999,890 from EAGC over a joint venture with KPC, claiming that they had paid land rates and assessment fees on behalf of EAGC.

Mr Kulei, Ashar Limited, Sian Enterprises and Agrid Limited, former KPC Managing Director Ezekiel Komen and Mr Prakash Bhundia are accused of conspiracy to defraud a State corporation of Sh65,272,727 in 1999.

Mr Komen has been accused of authorising the payment.

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