EPRA Flouts Uhuru’s Tender Order

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (Epra) has flouted President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive that requires all State agencies, ministries, and parastatals to publish all tenders to an online platform.

Auditor-General Nancy Gathungu said the Epra did not publish its tenders on the Public Procurement Information Portal in the year to June 2020.

Epra did not also process all procurement deals manually.

Breach of Executive Order

This was in breach of an Executive Order issued in 2018 meant to allow the public to scrutinize the deals, including the cost and identity of the suppliers according to Business Daily.

The authority did not publish tenders processed during the year under review in the Public Procurement Information Portal,” she says in the report.

“In addition, the authority is yet to migrate its procurement processes to the e-procurement platform and all procurements were processed manually during the year under review.”

The report did not disclose the number of tenders that the Epra issued in the year under review amid concerns that failure to publish multi-billion government deals creates room for corruption in the tendering.

EPRA on Illegal fuel Stations

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has released names of 19 filling stations found selling adulterated and export-bound petroleum products in the local market.

In a statement Tuesday, EPRA stated that they conducted 5,242 tests at 1,100 petroleum sites and 98.27 percent of the sites were found to be compliant

According to the statement, some of the fuel sites were ordered to pay penalties while others were closed permanently due to failure to comply with EPRA regulations.

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