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Drama As Israeli Police Carry Out Raid In Nairobi

Israeli police officers have landed in Nairobi where they conducted a raid at offices of one of the largest construction company in Israel – Shikun and Binui.

The highly-trained officers are investigating allegations that the company bribed top Kenyan officials in the Ministry of Transport to be awarded construction tenders in mega infrastructural projects in Kenya– setting the stage yet again for a possible unmasking of the corruption kingpins in government.

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Shikun and Binui company, through its foreign subsidiary Solel Boneh International Holdings(SBI Holdings) based in Nairobi, was awarded a Ksh14 Billion tender in 2010 to construct the World Bank-funded Mau Summit-Kericho-Kisumu Highway.

A section of the Mau-summit-Kericho-Nyamasaria road under construction which was undertaken by an Israel company whose officials are the subject of bribery inquiry claims. File Photo | NMG

SBI Holdings which is one of the largest contraction firms in Israel, has been bidding for other lucrative construction projects in Kenya.

The Israeli police has been probing the company since February 20, and its senior managers have been interrogated in the ongoing investigations.

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The investigations also involved search and seizure of documents and other assets in SGI AG’s offices in Israel and Kenya.

SBI on Sunday confirmed that the police raided its Nairobi offices and added that they were fully complying with the authorities to facilitate smooth investigations.

“A number of current and former employees of SBI AG, Shikun and Binui and the Shikun and Binui subsidiary were held for investigation or summoned for testimony by the Israeli police,” read a statement from the company in part.

The statement further indicate that the (Israeli) police had seized various bank accounts of Shikun & Binui and some of its subsidiaries holding more than NIS 200 million (about Sh5.7 billion).

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Kenyan authorities are yet to make public the investigations that could for the first time shine the spotlight on the procurement of international contractors for mega infrastructure projects in Kenya.

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