Managing Director of the Co-operation Nixon Kipkemoi

Embattled New KCC boss Nixon Kipkemoi will know his fate next month over irregular transfer of Sh 470 M of employees pension contribution.

Judge John Onyiego was expected to deliver the ruling against Nixon Kipkemoi on Wednesday but pushed it to May 21, 2019.

Kipkemoi together with Magdalene Muthoka and Samuel Kamindu Ichura who are the Managing Director, Chief Manager Human Resource and Administration and Chief Manager Finance respectively are being accused of corruption, discrimination and incompetent conduct in their roles at KCC.

In the petition, former Company Secretary Peter Kennedy Ombati is seeking to have the Managing Director of the Co-operation Nixon Kipkemoi to step aside to allow investigations on corruption and abuse of office.

Ombati is seeking to have the three KCC officials declared not fit to hold office due to their corrupt dealings without following due process has been pushed to next week.

“The corporation has lost over Sh 475 Million employee’s contribution and this must be investigated,” said Ombati.

Ombati has also claimed that Kipkemoi irregularly employed relatives and close friends since he joined the corporation in 2015.

The petitioner is also accusing the MD of failure to follow internal processes and policies in carrying out employee performance reviews.

He said the three might interfere with the key witnesses and the evidence documents if they continue to stay in the office.

Ombati claims that Kipkemoi and Magdalene irregularly authorized the transfer of Sh475, 150,742.54 being employee’s contribution from Liberty Life Assurance Company Limited to Britam Life without members consent.

Ombati, in his affidavit, claims that Kipkemoi on August 6, 2017 irregularly hired a chopper for Sh 2.6 million.

Ombati who is also a lawyer is seeking orders to have the three step aside from their offices pending completion of the investigations. He claims the three might interfere with investigations.

But the respondents said the petition by Ombati is an abuse of court processes as it seeks to bypass primary channels to address the grievances raised.

“It is clear that where a dispute resolution mechanism exists outside courts, the same be exhausted before the jurisdiction of the courts is invoked,” they said.

They added that Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has commenced investigations and should be allowed to carry them out without the intervention of the Court.


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