By NJ Correspondent:
Former Ministerial tender committee chairman and Gare council of elders’ preferred candidate for Mandera gubernatorial position for 2017 polls Hassan Noor and Former National Youth Service (NYS) deputy director general Adan Harakhe have been released on a cash bail of Kshs.1 million each with an alternative bond of kshs.3 million each.
According to Ethics and anti-corruption commission the duo face five counts of economic related crimes that lead to a warrant of arrest issued against them on Friday, November 25.
They pleaded not guilty to misuse of office charges and intentional failure to comply with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act regarding the NYS scam.
According to charge sheet, Noor is alleged to have committed an offense on December 16, 2014 by approving the use of restricted tendering method for the procurement of training materials in the automotive engineering faculty whereas the requirements of the said method had not been satisfied.
Harakhe is also accused of office abuse by illegally conferring a benefit to Blue Star Enterprise limited to win a tender of over Kshs 47 million for the supply of automotive engineering training material to NYS without complying with procurement procedures.
His offence is alleged to have been committed on different dates especially between March 3, 2015 and April 10, 2015.
However, the two are suspected to have defrauded Kshs.1.6 billion among other 22 officials who were charged with various offences linked to NYS scam.
Noor and Harakhe are among the 24 officials that are suspected to have defrauded the service of 1.6 billion Shillings.
The other suspects, including former Devolution Principal Secretary, Eng Peter Mangiti, and former Director of Finance at NYS, Samuel Wachenje, were grilled by EACC and charged with various offences with connection to the NYS scam on Friday.