Bobasi MP Innocent Obiri. PHOTO | FILE
Bobasi MP Innocent Obiri. PHOTO | FILE

An Mp and a Chinese contractor arrested over 4Billion missing cash from a lake basin project.

Bobasi MP Innocent Obiri and a Chinese contractor have been apprehended over the controversial Ksh.4billion Lake Basin mall in Kisumu.

Hon. Innocent Obiri and Zhang Jing were arrested in Nairobi where they were planning to meet.

 A statement from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) identified Obiri as Managing Director of Quantech Consultancy which was under investigation over the massive loss.

"It has been established that there was a conspiracy between some Board members and M/s Erdemann Properties Limited. The Directors bribed the Chairman of the Board Mr. George Onyango Oloo to the tune of Ksh.17 million,” part of the statement read. 

 George Omolo Odawa, the Chairman of Finance and Establishment Committee of LBDA Board, is also on the list for alleged to have received Ksh. 12 million kickbacks. 

 "While the mall was under construction, the LBDA board irregularly and un-procedurally approve the d additional scope of work for an additional sum of Ksh.620 million for the Mall and Ksh.680 million for the construction of a Show Room, Tyre Center and a Three Star Hotel,” the DPP statement reads.

It alleged that two more maps are associated with the scam. The DPP did not disclose the names but said he is still digging for information before they are arrested too.

Some of the people arrested includes;

  • Denis Sebastien Mulaa Josiah Okumu Zhang Jing (Director, Erdemann Property Ltd) 
  •  John Zeyun Yang (MD, Erdemann Property Ltd) 
  •  Oscar Odhiambo Ogunde (Director, Symbion Kenya Ltd) 
  •  Eng. Lydia Owino (Director, Feradon Associates Ltd)
  •  Eng. Vincent Makonjio Ogenge (Director, Feradon Associates Ltd) Innocent Obiri Momanyi (MD, Quantech Consultancy)

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