Politicians in President William Ruto’s KK coalition want detectives to investigate Mr Kavuludi’s record at NPSC where financial mismanagement is alleged to have been the order of the day. They are specifically pushing for further inquiry into a report by the auditor general to explain circumstances under which an expenditure of Ksgh. 55,817,301 paid by the Commission for rent, parking and service charges to Park Plaza Ltd during the year under review
By The Weekly Vision
The immediate chairman of the National Police Service Commission Mr Johnston Kavuludi is in the spotlight over claims of unprofessional conduct during his tenure in office. Mr Kavuludi who was a close ally to President Uhuru Kenyatta is said to have been used his office to punish police officers who were believed to close to the then Deputy President William Ruto.
Sources say some Kenya Kwanza wheeler dealers are now on a revenge mission after they suffered at the hands of Mr Kavuludi. Some are MPs, Governors and Senators whose security was either withdrawn or scaled down on instructions from Mr Kavuludi.
It is whispered that he frustrated former Inspector General (IG) of Police David Kimaiyio forcing him to resign. But Kavuludi is known to have been under pressure from Uhuru’s allies and was used to fight their internal Jubilee party wars. Mr Kavuludi is said to have enjoyed protection from then EACC chairman Eliud Wabukhala and now his dirty past has come back to haunt him. Those said to be on a revenge mission now want detectives to investigate his records at NPSC where financial mismanagement is alleged to have been the order of the day. They are specifically pushing for further inquiry into a report by the auditor general to explain circumstances under which an expenditure of Ksgh. 55,817,301 paid by the Commission for rent, parking and service charges to Park Plaza Ltd during the year under review.
The payments according to the report were done even though the Commission had failed to sign and register the lease agreement for the property since 1 December 2012. Further during his tenure as chairman of NPSC, the commission spent Ksh. 13,754,540 in respect of routine maintenance of vehicles and other transportation equipment.
Records indicate that although the Commission prequalified twenty-three firms for the provision of repairs of motor vehicle services, a firm in which Mr Kavuludi had an interest was awarded a contract at Ksh. 3,807,201.60 through a direct procurement method. Interestingly, Mr Kavuludi has never given a satisfactory explanation why he opted for the direct procurement method.
Sources now say Mr Kavuludi has been sending emissaries to President William Ruto with a view to a reconciliation and appointment to state job but that has never materialized. He is a known Raila Odinga supporter who campaigned for Azimio in the last general elections.