Moses Kuria, a Gatundu South MP, has accused the National Intelligence Service (NIS) of interfering with the country’s procurement process.
Kuria, who had accompanied Deputy President William Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza brigade to Kiambu on Monday for an economic conference with voters, said the NIS was involved in the procurement of the Eastern Bypass, a 17-kilometer section.
Mr. Kuria claims that the road construction was approved by the NIS rather than a procurement committee.
“The NIS, rather than a tender committee, procured this road.” When did NIS begin procuring road improvements on behalf of the public?” Mr. Kuria questioned, claiming that the road was built at an exorbitant price.
“The road was built at a cost of Ksh1 billion per kilometer from Eastern Bypass to Ruaka, and those who used this route to misappropriate taxpayers’ money are dining with President Uhuru Kenyatta.”
According to the constitution, NIS should not be involved in the tendering process since it may deprive qualified Kenyans the opportunity to participate.