Detectives are investigating William Ruto’s Africa Merchant Assurance Company (Amaco) Ltd over an irregularly awarded insurance tender at Kenya Pipeline Company ( KPC ).
The Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) are probing the manner in which AMACO was mysteriously sub-contracted a multi million tender that was already awarded to CIC Insurance.
Investigations revealed that Amaco Ltd was unfairly awarded 30% of the business yet they did not participate and was never pre-qualified in the tender for KPC’s “All Risk Industrial and Terrorism & Sabotage Cover” that was already awarded to CIC Insurance for a three year contract running from June 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019.
In a suspected case of fraud and abuse of office, the DCI who have asked for documents related to the tender are investigating how and who influenced the irregular awarding of the tender to the struggling Amaco insurance belonging to DP William Ruto.
John Ngumi, the MD of the corruption riddled KPC believed to be the mastermind of the scandals at KPC but been evading being questioned was summoned at the DCI headquarters on January 31 2019 where he was interrogated and asked to explain the insurance irregularities.
Since 2014, the KPC company has been facing multi-billion scandals involving several top officials and companies. Last year December, the former Kenya Pipeline Managing Director Joe Sang was arrested alongside other top KPC managers over multi-billion-shilling fuel loss scandal and were charged for theft of Sh600 million during the construction of the Kisumu oil jetty and abuse of office for “improperly awarding tender number KPC/PU/006-047” to Southern Engineering Company at a cost of Sh1.9 billion against Sh1.4 billion, which had been approved.