A subsidiary firm of Milio International, an oil and gas global firm, Mombasa Gas Terminal (MGT) is faced with forgery claims that could entirely cripple the multi-billion liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) project funded by the World Bank.
MGT is accused of falsifying the National Management Environmental Authority (NEMA) assessment report on the project’s environmental impact.
John Hart, executive chairman and founder of Milio International who doubles as the largest shareholder of MGT, is expected to be questioned alongside his Kenyan counterparts in connection with the matter.
The alleged forged signatures will be subjected to forensic analysis by the Document Examiner domiciled at Mazingira House on Kiambu Road.
“The parties concerned will be required to record statements. The signatures will also be subjected to forensic analysis to establish their authenticity,” a senior detective privy with the investigation said.
The near-collapse project was financed through a loan capital of Sh2.5 billion by International Finance Corporation, a World Bank private-sector investment arm.
The matter is currently under investigation by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
The revelation comes barely a day after The Informer revealed suspected insider dealings between IFC and Milio International senior officials in financing the MGT project.
IFC advanced Sh2.5 billion loan capital to MGT for the greenfield liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) terminal in the Port of Mombasa that has since stalled.
Milio has been the main supplier of fuels to the NATO coalition forces in Afghanistan and participated in the development of oil terminals in the Caspian Sea and Black Sea.