Nairobi Businessman Jayesh Saini might have bribed DCI’s George Kinoti to stop criminal investigations against him in multi-billion scams where his companies swindled taxpayers money, a dossier doing the rounds on social media reveals.
A complaint letter was received by George Kinoti in October 2019 but the Nairobi businessman used his connections to kill the investigations, raising doubts on DCI’s will to fight corruption.
The Tender concerned the Nairobi County AAR saga, in which AAR subcontracted Jayesh Saini’s companies.
The controversial Sh1.7 billion AAR Kenya medical insurance scheme for City Hall staff may be the next nightmare for Nairobi governor Mike Sonko Mtetezi news had reported.
More than seven members of the county executive were to be arrested over their role in the contentious Sh1.7 billion county staff medical insurance.
Nairobi County government has been on the spot for paying more than Sh652 million in excess of the medical scheme’s contract term of Sh1.07 billion.
According to the Auditor General’s report for the financial year ending June 30, 2018, City Hall made a total payment of Sh1.73 billion to AAR Insurance Kenya Limited although the contract sum was Sh1.07 billion.
“Although the total payment made so far to AAR Insurance Kenya Limited is Sh1, 725, 488, 939, no explanation has been given for paying Sh652, 786, 602 in excess of the contract sum of Sh1, 072, 702, 337,” read the report in part.
In addition, a comparison of the annual contract sum shows unexplained growth in value of the insurance cover even though there was decrease in number of staff by 402 during the year under review.
In financial year ending June 30, 2016, the number of employees were 13, 348 with the contract value of Sh346.3 million, the same for 2016/2017 which had 13, 097 employees.
In the financial year ending June 20, 2018, the contract sum for the medical insurance scheme shot up exponentially to Sh1.1 billion although the number of the employees had reduced to 12, 695. Currently there are 12, 499 employees at the county.
The AAR cover has come under stern scrutiny since the deal was signed with former Governor Evans Kidero’s administration in 2015 where the firm has been earning between Sh1.06 billion and Sh1.3 billion every year.
The firm’s contract with the county government was to end on June 30, 2017, but Governor Sonko’s administration extended the deal by three months to allow time for fresh procurement. This led to outcry from a section of the MCAs who filed a case in court.
In January 2019, Kenya County Government Workers Union raised alarm over lack of a medical cover following revelations that county staff had stopped receiving the cover from December 31, 2018.
Among those that were suppoed to be arrested were Jayesh Saini the owner of Bliss Healthcare who was subcontracted by the AAR insurance. It is alleged that he bribed the governor.
County employees have been receiving substandard services from Bliss GVS Healthcare Limited that was sub-contracted by AAR to provide medical services.
There has been a demand on an audit of the financial books of AAR and Bliss for the years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.
Jayesh Saini was also involved in the 2012 Clinix scandal, where taxpayers lost billions through his companies after he colluded with the then minister for health Anyang’ Nyong’o.
The then Health Committee chairman Dr Robert Monda and members took the Registrar to the task to explain how the licenses are issued contrary to the requirement of the law.
The Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board registrar issued 50 new Clinix clinics with licenses to operate without the ratification of the entire board after being bribed by Jayesh Saini.
THE Clinix outlets were at the centre of the graft allegations at the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and at that time had two registered owners and one is a former NSIS Official, the other a Kenyan tycoon who was involved in political party financing in the 2007/2008 elections.
The main owner is Dr. Jayesh Saini who owns 99% of the Clinix outlets was at the centre of the scandal and the other was Toddy Madahana a former Intelligence employee and later senior staff member of KEMSA who owns 1%.
Jayesh, also contacted his brother at an Indian website company Magnon to set up the official website of Clinix – Magnon was described as ” among the very few Indian Interactive Media companies with the ability to offer services and support from both the major Indian cities.”
Minah, a daughter of Jayesh, manages the Clinix outlets. ( We will reveal her role in various scams)
Interestingly, Jayesh was allowed to receive NHIF Money despite being an owner of Gesto Pharmaceutical Ltd substandard – which at one time hit media headlines for a bizarre case, where they supplied fake tablets laced with chalk worth Ksh 160 million through the Danish Embassy.