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CS Balala skips EACC grilling on Sh100m expo award contract - 3 weeks ago, 07:42

Geoffrey Mosoku

Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala yesterday failed to appear before anti-graft agency detectives to record a statement.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) said Mr Balala had asked to be given an alternative date as he had several out-of-town engagements this week.

“CS Balala wrote last week to request the commission to reschedule his appearance as he was engaged in various official activities this week. He provided a diary,” EACC spokesman Yasin Amaro said.

The minister was in Kisumu for a tourism event yesterday.

Mr Yasin told The Standard that the commission would write back to Balala and give him a fresh date to face the investigators, with a source at the commission saying the new date would not be later than Thursday.

Balala is required to answer questions over Sh100 million payments made during the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Destination Expo that was held in Nairobi ...
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