Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officers have arrested The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) Managing Director Bernard Njiraini on Thursday, July 2, 2020.
The anti-corruption agency has been investigating allegations of bribery in the procurement of tenders for pre-export conformity of goods, used motor vehicles, mobile equipment, and spare parts at KEBs.
The EACC said that they arrested Njiraini as a penal consequence for failing to comply with a notice issued to him in accordance with the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No.3 of 2003. This is with a view of obtaining the said documents and preferring charges against him for his contravention.
The Kebs boss is accused of interfering efforts to investigate corruption dealings into the tendering process on used motor vehicles, mobile equipment and spare parts as well as pre-export conformity of goods.