Kenya Pipeline Company CEO Joe Sang has been arrested in a raid that was conducted at his home on Friday morning.
The arrests started last night after the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji approved various charges against the top managers.
The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti then ordered his officers to round up all those to be charged.
Sources indicate that at least 5 senior managers are in police custody alongside the CEO. They include Vincent Cheruiyot (General Manager Supply Chain), Billy Aseka (General Manager Infrastructure) and Gloria Khafafa (Company Secretary)
KPC has been riddled with mega corruption scandals that have seen billions of taxpayers’ money either stolen or misappropriated.
The Board of Management had invited the DCI to probe the loss of 21 million litres of fuel under Sang’s watch and announced that he would not seek another term at the helm of the organisation.
In a previous explanation, the management claimed that the 21 million litres of fuel were lost, through spillage and pilferage.
“The issue is not whether the contract allows KPC leakage of 0.25 per cent of fuel transported. The issue is whether that fuel was genuinely lost, or whether it was siphoned off,” an industry insider posed.
Oil marketing firms have demanded an independent forensic audit to check the accuracy of stock statements issued by KPC.
The probe is expected to unveil one of the biggest scandals in Kenya after the DCI looks into at least 27 projects supposedly carried out in the last four years.