Nairobi County Environment Director Under Investigations Over Tender Questions With Nakuru County

By The Weekly Vision Team

The Director for Environment at Nairobi City County Paul John Malawi could soon face serious trouble from the authorities as investigating agencies close in on him over a tender he was awarded by the Nakuru County Government. According to well-placed sources Mr Malawi carried out some businesses with the Nakuru County Government and detectives are said to be investigating his company, trading as Green Place Consultants Ltd., whose registration number is CPR/2015/2010102. Malawi is the director of the company, and his ID number is captured as 248077**.

Investigations by The Weekly Vision reveal that Green Place Consultants Ltd. was registered as Licensed Environmental Experts in 2022 through License Application Number EL/22364 and Experts Registration Number 10646. Interestingly, the company’s registered postal address is P.O. Box 30075-00100, which is the postal address for Nairobi City County.

We have further established that John Paul Malawi was registered with the National Environmental Management Authority as a lead expert in 2022 through application number NEMA/EIA/EL/15394, and his expert registration number is 10245. According to NEMA registration, his postal address is P.O. Box 807040300, Homa Bay.

Investigations reveal that Malawi is under investigation for corruption and economic crimes as an individual concerning tenders at Nakuru County Government, where he is suspected to have been fraudulently awarded a multi-million shillings tender.

Sources say Mr Malawi has become an overnight millionaire through deals, not only at the Nakuru County Government, where he has links with top procurement officers but also at the Nairobi City County Government in the Department of Environment, where he has served as a director for many years.

Malawi’s name has also featured prominently in the controversial award of a multi-billion shillings tender No. NCC/ENV/RFP/287/2022-2023 (design, finance, build, operate, maintain, and transfer) a ‘waste to energy’ processing plant at Dandora dumpsite in Nairobi.

Investigations reveal that the tender was controversially awarded to M/S China National Electric Engineering Company Limited for a sum of Ksh. 47,085,300,000, (forty-seven billion, eighty-five million, three hundred thousand).