Senior KPA officer charged with conflict of interest

The Commission established that he received approximately Sh2.4 million for the said services.

In Summary

• The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Mombasa office said it started an investigation on Okhako after reports that he was involved in a scheme.

• EACC said they forwarded their finding file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP).

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A senior official at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) was on Tuesday arraigned at the Mombasa Anti-Corruption court.

Joseph Okhako, who is also the Director of a private firm known as the Ethics Institute of East Africa, was charged with conflict of interest.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Mombasa office said it started an investigation on Okhako after reports that he was involved in a scheme.

On February 26, 2018, the office received a report in that Okhako was offering consultancy and training services to KPA through his firm and receiving payments for the services.

The Commission established that he received approximately Sh2.4 million for the said services, without making a disclosure to KPA about his role and interest in the Institute.

EACC said they forwarded their finding file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP).

DPP Noordin Haji concurred with the body's recommendation to prosecute Okhako for Conflict of Interest contrary to the law.

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