Kenya ports Authority General Finance Boss Mr Patrick Nyoike and his wife have been detained in Mombasa over theft case amounting to Ksh. 214,548, 340.80.
According to a statement released by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODDP), Mr. Patrick Nyoike used his position to allocate the said money to Nyali Capital Limited.
The company which is a micro finance business is run by Mr Patrick Nyoike’s wife Jacinta Wanjiku Wambugu who acts as the company’s General Manager along other directors who are his family.
“Indeed, Patrick Wambugu Nyoike facilitated Nyali Capital Limited’s micro finance business to finance the KPA suppliers, Local Purchase Order (LPOs) and Local Service Orders (LSOs) and thereafter used the KPA system to have the principal and the interest from the said suppliers remitted to Nyali Capital Limited’s account by the KPA,” the statement read
According to the ODPP, Nyali Capital Limited acted as a vendor in the KPA
“This clearly demonstrates a conflict of interest on the part of Patrick Wambugu Nyoike, the General Manager Finance at KPA,” the ODPP’s statement adds.