KDF meat gets KMC former boss in trouble

Mkulima today there are many scandals in Kenya. It’s like everyone at afya house and kilimo house is out to reap where they did not sow.KDF meat gets KMC former boss in trouble

With this in mind, one of the former CEOs at the struggling Kenya Meat Commission is in trouble for handling meat meant for the soldiers / KDF at the ministry of defense ulinzi house.

Dr. Ibrahim Isaak a former CEO of the KMC has been ordered to refund the sum of 11.5 million shillings to the agency accounts.

KDF meat gets KMC former boss in trouble. This is money he claims to have withdrawn to procure livestock to supply canned meat to the KDF soldiers in Somalia.

Questions

Justice John Onyiego said in the decision that Ibrahim Haji Isaak withdrew the money but failed to account for it once it left the commission’s accounts.

“What that means, is that he dishonestly spent the money without proper accountability hence an act of fraud and breach of public duty.

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I have no doubt in my mind that the defendant failed to account for the public funds to which he was duty-bound to refund to the corporation,” said the judge.

This is because KMC is a state-funded organization therefore a public entity by nature of being funded by citizen taxes.

The court ordered him to refund the money with interest at court rates from 2012.

Ethics and anti-corruption commission (EACC) through Viola Ocharo told the court that Dr. Isaak was the joint signatory to the commissions account at the First Community Bank.

Investigations

He went to the bank’s head office with a letter and requested the withdrawal of the funds which was approved as per his request.

But despite accepting that he withdrew the said amount, he failed to account for it hence it could be presumed that he spent it for personal gains.

In his defense he said other than supplying meat to the KDF in Somalia in 2012 he needed to urgently supply meat to a company in Dubai called Blue Mountain Company.

He also defended himself saying he was never a custodian of the accounting documents and in the absence of the substantive board, the KMC day to day operations proceeded without any issues.

The EACC said Dr. Isaak did not attach any documentation or proof that he spent the money for the intended purposes once he withdrew the money from the First Community Bank account.

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