Transport Ministry Official Account Frozen With Sh62M


The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has secured court orders to freeze assets worth over Ksh. 62 million belonging to a senior Ministry of Transport official who is alleged to have accumulated a wealth of over Ksh. 180 million in an unexplainable manner over the last eight years.

David Kinyae Isika is accused by the EACC of using his position at the ministry to confer over himself procurement opportunities in tenders awarded to his family companies.

David is a Senior Deputy Director at the supply chain management department at the Ministry of Transport. He is suspected by the EACC of being a beneficiary of economic crimes alongside his son Bruce Isika Kinyae and companies owned by his family.

In the latest matter, the EACC accuses Isika of acquiring a wealth of over Ksh. 186.1 million of which the commission recently secured freezing orders over assets worth Ksh. 62.3 million. 

The assets include six parcels of land worth Ksh.26.3 million 6 motor vehicles worth Ksh. 29.6 million, cash deposits worth Ksh.4.9 million in a bank account of a company associated with him. EACC says that during a search at his residence, they recovered Ksh.1.5 million in cash.

The parcels of land are in Njoro/Ngata Block 2 in Nakuru County, Kajiado/Kaptei North with three parcels, Kitengela in Kajiado County and Kinyaata/Syokisinga in Machakos County.

The six motor vehicles are high-end vehicles including a semi-trailer. 


EACC is investigating Isika and his family for the period between January 2014 and June 2021, during which Isika’s total earnings were Ksh.5.9 million for seven years, and five months. 

EACC wonders how Isika accumulated a wealth of over Ksh. 186 million over the same period, which it says he could not explain.

EACC says that Isika, his wife and son are also under investigation on how they acquired over Ksh.233 million paid to companies owned by their family from different government ministries. EACC says, “Investigations established a scheme to conceal the unexplained assets through family members, business fronts and corporate entities.”

The commission cites Isika for using his position as a senior supply chain management officer to influence the award of tenders to companies associated with him without declaring a conflict of interest. 

The frozen assets will remain so for the period of hearing of the matter, currently before Justice Esther Maina. 

The matter will be mentioned on the 25th of January 2023.

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