Former Youth Enterprise Development Fund CEO, Catherine Namunye, is alleged to have colluded with a Director of Quondarum Compamy Ltd, Mukuria Ngamau, to steal Sh 400 million from the State.
Revealing this on Tuesday before a National Assembly Public Investment Committee, Mukuria said that he was awarded a tender by Namunye for the design of a comprehensive ICT Strategy and Enterprise Resource Planning.
But in a wicked twist and open pilfering, Ngamau said that he then “paid” a dead American consultant identified as Donnie Collins Reeves Sh. 115 million for the work since he was an experienced ICT expert. Shockingly, Collins had died by the time the deal was claimed to have been sealed.
An obituary read out during yesterday’s meeting read: “We wish to inform you the passing on of our beloved Donnie Collins Reeves who went to be with the Lord at the age of 64. He died peacefully as his family was beside his bed.”
When Ngamau, was asked whether he met Collins, he said that they only talked once through skype and offered him the tender.
Ngamau said he was operating on trust.
“I did not meet him despite him being the lead consultant in the project”
Committee members said that when they searched for Collins in Google, he died in May last year a few days before he was paid.
The committee concluded that Namunye, Ngamau and his mother, Tabitha Wanjiku Ngamau, and wife, Doreen Waithera, are all liars and they should be arrested over the loss of Sh 180 million from the youth kitty.
The Kenyan DAILY POST