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EACC probes Kenya Ports Authority over job scam

A newly built container terminal at the Port of Mombasa in 2016. FILE PHOTO | NMG
A newly built container terminal at the Port of Mombasa in 2016. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

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

EACC has written to the KPA managing director, Catherine Mturi, to facilitate a team of its investigators to carry out the investigations expeditiously.

In the letter dated March 3 this year, the agency requested Ms Mturi to provide an assorted copies of certified documents allegedly used in the irregular employment of the security 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 the probe into the alleged recruitment scam suspected to have taken place on diverse dates between 2015 and 2017.