• Through Nasimiyu & Company Advocates, Muthoni wants to know whether the directors of the firms, concerned county officials and section heads have recorded statements.
• She also wants to know whether the DCI was able to ascertain the nature of goods or services the companies supplied, when and the nature of the tender awarded.
Former Education CEC in Nairobi County government Janet Muthoni has written to the DCI seeking a status update on the alleged fraudulent payment to nine companies.
Through Nasimiyu & Company Advocates, Muthoni wants the DCI officer handling the case, David Birech, to apprise her of whether his instructions in a letter dated July 21, 2023, to the county secretary in relation to the case, have been complied with.
The officer had in his letter asked to be furnished with tender documents, contract preparations, budget approvals of items that were supplied by the companies, tender committee meetings and requisitions by the user departments involved.
"Our client wishes to be apprised of the status of the investigations and in particular whether the directors of the above-listed companies and the concerned county officials and section heads have been summoned to record statements with your office with regards to the above allegations," the letter dated September 19 reads in part.
Muthoni also wanted to know whether the DCI was able to ascertain the nature of goods or services the companies supplied to the county government of Nairobi, when, the nature of the tender awarded and if payments were made after due diligence.
The law firm told the DCI that Muthoni wrote to the Registrar of Companies on August 3, 2023, seeking particulars of the nine companies and three were found to be non-existent.
"Through the email dated August 4, 2023, the Companies Registrar confirmed there are no records at the Registry pertaining to three of the nine companies."
"Our client's request for the said information is pursuant to Article 35 of the Constitution and Section 4 of the Access to Information Act," Nasimiyu & Advocates said.
Muthoni resigned from then Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko's Cabinet on January 7, 2019, before she was reappointed by acting Nairobi Governor Benson Mutura in the same docket two years later on January 6, 2021.
She served in the docket until the entry of a new Cabinet appointed by current Governor Johnson Sakaja in October 2022.