How President Uhuru Kenyatta’s uncle Gathecha Muhoho got Sh68 million from NYS deal

Gor Semelang'o

A close relative of President Uhuru Kenyatta was among suppliers who were paid millions of shillings by National Youth Service (NYS).

Paul Gathecha Muhoho company, Petrokenya Oil Company Limited, made Sh68 million this year for supplying diesel to NYS.

The tender to supply the fuel had been awarded Horizon Limited owned by Ben Gethi, one of those mentioned adversely in the first NYS scandal.

Horizon then contracted Petrokenya to supply the diesel, but following the delivery, a legal tussle erupted over payment.

Petrokenya was eventually paid Sh68 million following the protracted court battle which led to attachment of Horizon Limited's property.

Mr Gathecha is Mama Ngina Kenyatta, the President's mother's younger brother. He is the father to former Kiambu legislator Anne Nyokabi Gathecha.

His co-director at Petrokenya is businessman Evans Gor Semelang'o, a former chairman of the Youth Fund.

Mr Semelango controls 53 per cent of the company while Mr Gathecha holds 47 per cent.

Documents indicate the supplied order was for 500,000 litres, translating to Sh104.4 per litre.

Bernard Masiga, a senior finance director in the Ministry of Public Service and Youth Affairs, approved the payment in an internal memo to his boss, Principal Secretary Lillian Mbogo-Omollo.

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