The abduction of former South C MCA and Nairobi Liaison officer Osman Khalif has opened the lid on a serious cartel seemingly operating on behalf of Governor Johnson Sakaja.
Osman has lately been branded Sakaja’s Mr. fix it and has allegedly been at the center of suspected fraudulent payments at City Hall.
Our investigations indicate that Osman is only but a small fish representing the face of a serious cartel mostly compromised of people from the Somali community in Kenya.
We can authoritatively report that also on the DCI’s trail is Deputy Director for trade Mohamed Bashit who is also close to Governor Sakaja and is also part of the cartel fleecing taxpayer’s money at City Hall.
Despite his junior position at City Hall, Bashit is believed to have made serious headways into the county coffers and has become a darling to Governor Sakaja whose administration is under serious financial scrutiny by a multi-agency team comprising the DCI, EACC, the Controller of Budget and internal auditors.
A number of staffs have raised serious concerns about the cartel that also includes Finance and Economic Planning Chief Officer Asha Abdi.
Bashit, according to our sources is under police radar over fraudulent payments made to companies directly linked to him.
He is believed to have worked with Asha Abdi to swindle close to Sh34 million.
Sources also indicate that Asha is also under investigations for possible theft of accumulated loot totaling to Sh500, 000 million held in foreign accounts.
Both Asha and Bashit were in Morroco together with Sakaja in a tour the DCI suspects was meant to help them hide from being trailed as they take stalk of their corruption proceeds.
A number of MPS from the North Eastern region are also believed to be in the mix and have been holding meetings with governor Sakaja.
MPs from the pastoralist group on Wednesday joined Osman Khalif’s family in demanding his immediate release or arraignment, failure to which they will petition President William Ruto to direct security forces to produce him.