How one company tried to defraud GDC 220 million

A company that had been awarded a tender to supply and install a water pipeline in Lake Bogoria has been cancelled.

The tender worth more than Kshs. 1.1 billion had been awarded to Hydra Industrial Services by the Geothermal Development Company (GDC). However, a CID report indicates that Hydra had used forged documents to secure the tender.

Mr. Ferdinand Wanyama, a Director at Hydra Industrial Services was last month charged at Kiambu for presenting a forged document and attempting to defraud GDC.

To get the tender, the company had presented forged Ecobank documents showing they had an advance payment guarantee from the bank. The guarantee was worth Kshs. 220 million.

Hydra has now gone to court to sue GDC for breach of contract. After the Ecobank documents were rejected, Hydra had presented other documents from showing they had received advanced payment guarantee this time from Co-op Bank.

Just last week, GDC refused to pay a compensation claim worth Kshs. 1 billion filed by a company that had been supplying them with rig moving services.

The contract with Bonafide Clearing and Forwarding Company had been in existence since 2011. It was cancelled after the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) started investigations into the procurement process.

Martin Gicinga

Web Designer at Topnaks Media
Creating platforms and content that promotes Nakuru. Online journalist and seasonal trainer.
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Martin Gicinga

Creating platforms and content that promotes Nakuru. Online journalist and seasonal trainer.

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