Nairobi’s City Hall is under the spotlight as allegations of corruption and fraudulent activities involving influential South C Member of the County Assembly (MCA), Abass Khalif, have come to light.
Our investigations reveal a web of deceit and financial manipulation, with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) now actively probing the matter.
The MCA stands accused of orchestrating a smear campaign against the county government after they refused to approve payments of over 300 million shillings for services never rendered.
Abass Khalif’s firm, Creative Consolidated Firm, is implicated in a Garbage collection contract that illegally profited millions during the tenures of former Nairobi Governors Dr. Evans Kidero and Mike Sonko.
Additionally, Abass faced arrest by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) for embezzlement, abuse of office, and procurement law violations. His firm, Flexilease Limited, allegedly received a fraudulent payment of 1.1 billion shillings from the Nairobi County.
Abass Khalif, through his associates Yahya Ibrahim Khalif, Yunis Hassan Ibrahim Khalif, and Yusuf Maina, reportedly received fraudulent payments for various companies, including Capital Waste Management (58 million shillings), Sifa Cleaning and Bins Services Limited (51 million shillings), Buko Developers Limited, and Yassil Developers Limited (4 million shillings each).
Other companies allegedly involved include Asmara Ventures Limited (13.5 million shillings), Saffa Construction Limited (10 million shillings), and Msafiri Feeds Limited (8 million shillings).
Involvement of Joshua Kimue and Josphine Kithu:
Former Director of Procurement, Joshua Kimue, has also been implicated in facilitating fake procurement documents to enable payments for jobs that were never carried out.
The corruption scandals in Nairobi City Hall, involving South C MCA Abass Khalif and several of his friends has raised serious concerns about governance and accountability.
The ongoing investigations by the DCI are expected to shed further light on the extent of the corruption and the involvement of other individuals.