Struggling Kenya Power has appointed Albert Mugo Njagi to the board of directors.
Albert Mugo is a former Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) Managing Director who oversaw the looting of the parastatal before it was saved from collapse by Rebecca Miano.
Enginer Mugo retired in August 2017.
Before that, he engineered some self-enrichment schemes such as the one below.
Tender number KGN-GDD-010 -2016 which was awarded to an Industrial Area based company Containers World Kenya to supply the parastatal with 11 containerized Housing Units at a cost of Ksh5 million, raises eyebrows.
KenGen officials in collusion with Containers World Kenya lied that the containers were imported from India, yet the units were made at Nairobi’s Industrial Area.
This swindled KenGen millions of money.
How they did it
In a bid to make those around them believe the con.
Albert Mugo sent a Engineer Tanui, his personal friend on a fully company sponsored 10 days trip to India ‘to inspect the containers as they were being made’.
This trip cost KenGen a whooping Sh42,000 per day, accumulating over Sh420,000. In this sum, other costs were not factored in, hence it is believed that the trip could have cost more.
Months later, only two containers were delivered but they were below standards as per the ones set by the Tender Conditions.
The containers were later rejected by everyone, but Tanui and Mugo kept their cut.
Nine other containers were never delivered; despite being paid for in full.
This contravened the Public Procurement Act that any state body should pay for items approved by the tendering committee and have met the set tender conditions.
As the two delivered units gather rust, junior employees have been censored over raising issues with the management.
This is just one of the procurement illegalities meted on KenGen by Albert Mugo. There are many others such as payment for Sh500 million land that was stolen from Maasais in Nakuru.
With such a person, how will KPLC be reformed with such minds?