Interior PS Karanja Kibicho says the Interior Ministry has not been involved in any fake arms deal as published in one of the local dailies. The story ”Mystery of another mega fake arms deal involving city lawyer,” claim documents from the Interior Ministry were used in the fake deal.
”Our attention has been drawn to an article published in one of the dailies under the headline “Mystery of another mega fake arms deal involving city lawyer”.The article makes reference to fake documents alleged to have been generated from the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, leading to the collapse of a fake arms tender deal involving a company based in Bamako, Mali,” the statement reads in part.
Kibicho clarifies that they have never been aware of the fake tender, and as such condemned fraudulent actions.
”The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government hereby clarifies that it has never been aware of, nor involved nor propositioned the above fake tender. Indeed, we condemn in the strongest terms, the fraudulent acts afore mentioned in the article if true, and urge members of the public to be cautious of conmen and fraudsters pausing as brokers for Government Tenders as a whole.”
”Procurement in government is an open and transparent process, devoid of intermediaries. Further, the Ministry of Interior ‘s budget is in the public domain and ministry officials are always at hand to clarify matters regarding procurement. Our commitment to abiding by the Public Procurement and Disposal Act remains steadfast. ”