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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.