Kenya Power has begun a fresh vetting of its staff as it moves to crack down on fraud linked to some rogue employees.
The employees and their spouses are required to present certified copies of their financial records including bank account and mobile money statements for the last six months by Monday next week.
According to Cecilia Kalungu-Uvyu, the general manager in charge of -Human Resources and Administration at Kenya Power, the details will be forwarded to the Kenya Power vetting team.
“All staff members are hereby notified and urgently required to provide the information listed in sealed envelopes addressed to ‘Head of KPLC Vetting Team’. The envelope shall also indicate the name and staff number of the employee, to be received at the 6th-floor boardroom, Stima Plaza, by close of business, Monday, 22nd November 2021,” said the HR boss.
“The staff members based in the regions shall submit the information to their respective regional human resource office, on or before the date indicated above. Staff members are assured that the provided information will be treated with utmost confidentiality, and in due regard to everyone’s constitutional right.”
They are also required to provide information on club membership, social media accounts or handles and list liabilities including loans, mortgages, chattels, guarantees, school fees, and school accounts, cumulative insurance policies and holidays.
This is part of the ongoing audit of the recommendations of a task force appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to investigate into Kenya Power’s finances.
The task force recommended that all Kenya Power employees be vetted afresh for integrity, suitability, and qualification for the jobs they hold.
The company had announced on November 3 that it had launched a probe into online scammers stealing the firm’s revenue through the sale of discounted pre-paid tokens.
Investigations revealed a ring of fraudsters colluding with internal staff using a web of unidentified mobile numbers, to target unsuspicious customers through popular social media platforms including WhatsApp, Telegram, and Facebook.
Some were lured to fake websites with token offers at varied costs and were required to fill in their details, including electricity meter numbers exposing themselves to internet fraudsters.