Wednesday July 24, 2019-Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) Managing Director, Jared Otieno, has announced the sacking of 13 employees over token scandal.
Making the announcement on Wednesday, Otieno said the employees were involved in a token scandal involving 5000 customers where Kenyan taxpayers lost Sh 35 million.
The amount was allegedly stolen by employees in a conspiracy with unscrupulous brokers and individuals who exploited millions of Kenyan electricity consumers through over-billing.
The multi-billion fraud was exposed by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) which disclosed investigations had been going on since 2014 with undercover detectives deployed to spy on KPLC and report on suspicious transactions.
“We had officers posing as customers. Others as employees of Kenya Power. Another group at a mobile subscriber company who spied on the transaction and passed the intelligence to us,” said DCI boss George Kinoti.
The 13 employees have been ordered to report at DCI offices where they will be arrested and arraigned in court and charged as fast as possible.
The Kenyan DAILY POST