Kilig LTD director Ivy Minyow Onyango, 27 years old
Kilig LTD director Ivy Minyow Onyango, 27 years old. FILE


The registrar of companies refuses to present details of a firm linked to Jubilee Vice-chair David Murathe which was negatively mentioned in the KEMSA Sh7.8 billion PPE scandal.

The Public Investments Committee of the National Assembly summons the registrar to justify why they do not want to reveal faces behind Kilig Ltd.

PIC chairman Abdulswamad Nassir (Mvita MP) said Parliament wrote to the registrar for details of all the companies named in the probe.

The committee asked for the details, specifically their ownership as of April when most of the firms were given a commitment letter to supply PPEs to Kemsa.

“The registrar of companies did not provide CR12 for Kilig Ltd. It is serious. We don’t know why they are skipping some names. There shouldn’t be a reason why they are failing to,” Nassir said.

“The registrar will be called to say who is exactly behind this ‘master scheme’,” he added, a situation that lifts the lid on the task ahead for entities seeking to unravel the faces behind the Kemsa scandal.

Ivy Minyow, 27, the alleged new director took legislators in circles to the extent of calling the supposed directors to get their approval for the mention shielding the founders.

After getting the deal at KEMSA, details emerged that the company changed hands from original directors after four months of registration.

On pressure by the committee, Ivy said Wilbrod Gatei and Zhu Jinping – a Chinese national, owned the company at that time.

Kilig, records show, was incorporated on January 22 but now has Ivy as its sole director. Ivy tried to shield Jubilee VC David Murathe and other founders.

Ivy told MPs that she took over the company in May from Collins Bush Wanjala - a lawyer.

In five months, January 2022 to May 2022 the company changed directors from the unknown to Zhu Jinping and Gatei to Collins Bush and later ended up with Ivy the 27 years old director.

It is unclear how Wanjala acquired the company from the second layer of directors, whose identities MPs want the registrar to reveal.

Ivy said the company has not had any changes of directorship since May 12, 2020, when she took over.

“Why would you want to hide the history of the company? Could it be why the registrar failed to provide to us the CR12?” Nassir said.

 “I don’t know the information of transfers that happened in between but I know the transfers from Bush Wanjala to myself,” she said.

Kaloleni MP Paul Katana asked, “I don’t see the reason why you cannot disclose the names of the directors before you took over.”

Ruaraka MP Tom Kajwang’ added, “You (Ivy) cannot be on one hand a witness and on the other a counsel; you must choose one.”

“You can’t enjoy the privilege of advocate-client confidentiality. You are too conflicted to make us believe you are obstructing justice, which is illegality.”

The concern by lawmakers is that the company was issued a commitment letter in three days of its application for intent to supply on April 6.

Within the said period, the company had been given the go-ahead to supply goods worth 4.2 million US Dollars.

Kemsa issued a letter April 9 assigning Kilig to supply 450,000 PPE kits, the very day it confirmed receipt of the company’s letter.

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