KTDA has welcomed a probe by DCI into alleged misappropriation of funds, after declining to collaborate with detectives investigating the matter.
The agency had through its lawyers stated that DCI has no jurisdiction to do investigation to the agency and its officials to the DCI Headquarters for grilling. Agency’s lawyer further stated that KTDA managers only answer to its shareholders and not any other person.
In a quick turn of events on Monday, the agency through a statement to newsroom said it will cooperate with investigators. Tea development agency reiterated its commitment to operating in an environment that provides transparency and accountability.
According to the statement read shows that KTDA welcomes the inquiry by DCI and indeed by any other constitutionally mandated institution, to inquire our operations in management of over 600,000 tea farmers who are industry stakeholders.
The investigation on alleged misuse of funds at agency came about after farmers sought help of detectives to unravel how millions of shillings have been used. Mr. Kinoti asked KTDA officials to submit audit of its lawsuits and documents relating to its retained lawyers as farmers continue to pile pressure on company over poor pay.
Those who are to be grilled include Chief Executive Officer Lerionka Tiampati, company Secretary John Omanga, Head of Procurement Brown Kanampiu, Finance Head Simeom Rugut and head of Audit Lincoln Munyao.Follow us in social media: