Water ministry secretary Samuel Alima who backed Raila Odinga’s failed presidential bid hoping that he would have been named principal secretary in the same ministry is accused of demanding kickbacks running into millions of shillings before helping one land lucrative tenders in parastatals that fall under his ministry.
Apart from money, Alima when it comes assisting ladies eyeing lucrative tenders even goes beyond money demands for other things.
Information with us reveal that using proxy companies operated by friends, relatives and even sidekicks to land big tenders at the ministry, Alima has become an overnight millionaire.
One parastatal Alima is said to influence and award tenders is that of National Irrigation Authority where he sits on the board of directors representing the ministry.
Sources at the ministry say that Alima knows what it means to sit on strategic parastatal boards that fall under the Water ministry and that is why he lobbies to be among the directors.
At National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority along Dunga Road in South B, Alima has influence in tender awards due to his closeness to acting CEO Sharon Abonyo, finance manager Patrick Ataro and Joseph Ojiambo, the human resource manager.