Do you remember that old dude who was installed as the TARDA Director? Steve Githaiga? Yes, the MD of Tana And Athi River Development Authority who was originally born in 1953 and chopped his age through State agencies to be a born 1958.
If you check in the Registrar of person’s system, Steve Githaiga doesn’t exist but there is a one Steven Githaiga Ruimuku, born 1958. The tribal MD has been misusing his office openly and DCI together with the toothless EACC swayed out of the radar. Sources from EACC confirmed that the MD Steven Githaiga had allegedly bribed EACC official to evade arrest over multiple crimes.
Steven Githaiga Maina Passport number A383456 as he was formerly known and according to National Registrar Bureau in 2011 acquired a new passport with a new name — Steven Githaiga Ruimuku which had a different date of birth date. The passport number A593455 shows he was born in 1958, essentially making him five years younger. He then acquired a second ID with details of the second passport
I mean, this dude openly changed his name to remain in the civil service payroll after attaining the mandatory retirement age. He had all his information wiped out and other terminated.
Edward Ouko exposed this fraudulent scheme in 2013/2014. According to the Auditor General, Githaiga was then 62 years and legally, he should have retired in 2008.
So did he throw away his passport? Did he burn his old passport? Who facilitated his new ID? Who cleared his new passport with the different details? In a nutshell, Steve Gitaiga is a puppet of the deep state and he was installed at TARDA for a specific cause. Are you wondering how he got all these documents yet his place of birth, names of his father and mother and his fingerprints remain the same!
Kenyan Bulletin has confirmed that all of his details are the same. The information at the office of the Registrar of Persons confirms too.
The TARDA MD has also hired more than 50 staffs without following the set procedure. All of these posts were filled without vacancy, budget allocations, no interviews, no adverts nothing followed the right channel—not even approval from the Board of Directors.
The old-MD hired his clande, now second wife, Lucy Ngahu, her brother Lawrence Ngahu, Salome Oyosi—daughter to TARDA’s Director of Regional Authority all who are relatives. The MD literally changed TARDA and made all operations channelled towards his ego and wish. All of these tribal appointees were paid over Ksh12 million these include his wife.
Steve was conducting TARDA’s board meetings in complete Kikuyu language. Yes, this is a State agency but what comes in your mind when we have such installations in the BoD?
Mathematically speaking, Steve Githaiga Ruimuku has defrauded the Government Kshs. 10 million in salaries and allowances for the six years as MD. Then over ksh12 million he paid non-existing staff including his wife, brother, new wife’s brothers and other relatives and friends.
Last year, Mubarak led EACC officials confirmed that they were investigating Githaiga. The same Institution had confirmed in 2016 that Steve was a verifies fraud and he was being grilled.
When Mubarak was installed at the EACC, he was tasked to clean the rotten EACC. The corrupt individuals had made EACC a den of the corrupt and had acquired massive wealth by sitting on documents and subvert serious cases.
TARDA was operationally crippled by this MD. In countries where the rule of law prevails, Steve would already be serving his miserable time behind bars. Unfortunately, he’s a free man roaming in Urban eating joints and spending cash from his fraud dealings in City bars.
He’s always chest-thumping that he has Uhuru Kenyatta’s blessings and he’s from his community. Steven Githaiga contributed Ksh 2.5 Million for president Uhuru’s re-election. Is he amongst those that are on the State House protection list?
Is this how The President is bluffing the public? Is he using these cronies that to stifle the efforts while publicly claiming to be championing for the fight against corrupt State officials?