This has forced the Kenyan top general, General JEREMIAH KIANGA to step into this saga-
The report in the Kenyan daily the standard which has strong links with the former regime of moi suggests that senior military officials in the DOD HQ have conspired to cir cum navigate strict procurement rules and resulting in awarding a tender to a South African firm to supply unknown number of armoured personnel vehicles to the Kenya army.
The report alleges that the officers even breached a direct instruction from the chief of general staff himself and went on to award the tender without following the laid down rules.
|Kenya's top general ,General Kianga.|
1)why of the last four remaining tenderer's three were from South Africa and only one was from outside Africa.
2)How did the military procurement unit sign off a whooping 800 million down payment without any one even the minister in charge of defence being in the picture.
This brings to question the whole accountability process and coming when Kenyans are in a new political dispensation where they expect public employees to be above reproach
The 4 billion naval purchase of the Kenyan navy seven years ago is yet to be resolved and the rumors of the expected upgrade of the Kenyan air force are yet to materialize.
This seems to show that the Kenyan government is committed and has the ability to equip its armed forces but a few individuals in the system are sabotaging the effort for unknown reasons.
This state of affairs must not be allowed to continue.
WE are keeping things under observation and more will be blogged here very soon.