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Suspended Bomas of Kenya CEO Arraigned in Court

By Shadrack Nyakoe

Peter Gitaa Koria, the suspended Chief Executive Officer of Bomas of Kenya, appeared before Chief Magistrate Thomas Nzyuki at the Milimani Anti-Corruption Court today.

He faces charges related to procurement irregularities amounting to KSh8,587,831.

Koria faces seven counts of corruption offenses, including failure to comply with procurement laws, as stipulated in section 45(2)(b) read with section 48 of the Anti-corruption and Economics Crimes Act.

It is alleged that Koria split tenders, resulting in irregular awards to suppliers, which were not included in the Bomas of Kenya Budget and procurement plan for the fiscal year 2020-2021.

Chief Magistrate Nzyuki instructed the accused to surrender his travel documents to the court and refrain from interfering with the witnesses involved in the case.

Koria pleaded not guilty to all charges and was released on a bond of Ksh. 5 million and one surety of a similar amount, or an alternative cash bail of Ksh 1 million.

The pretrial hearing is scheduled for May 9, 2024.

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