KPA probed over hiring hundreds of security officers

KPA managing director Catherine Mturi. FILE PHOTO | NMG
KPA managing director Catherine Mturi. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is investigating alleged irregular recruitment of hundreds of security officers at Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).

The EACC wrote to KPA managing director Catherine Mturi asking her to facilitate its team to carry out investigations expeditiously.

In the letter dated March 3 this year, the agency requested Ms Mturi to provide assorted copies of certified documents allegedly used in the irregular employment of the officers between 2015/16 and 2016/2017 financial years.

The EACC listed eight different documents, which it asked the KPA boss to provide to facilitate a probe into the alleged cam suspected to have taken place on diverse dates.

 “This commission is investigating alleged irregular recruitment of security officers… To facilitate our investigation, kindly provide us with certified copies of the following documents,” stated the letter.

Among the documents required by the Halake Waqo led commission include human resources management job description and specification for security officers, advertisement for posts of security officers, lists of all applicants, as well as shortlisted and successful candidates.

Also needed in the investigation include interviewing committee minutes and requisition for employment of security officers from the department.

EACC also requested Ms Mturi to avail minutes of the board of directors meeting approving the recruitment of security officers and a list of all employees in that department, their personal numbers and any other document that may assist in the investigations.