The High Court has suspended a tender awarded to a firm for the production of digital number plates pending hearing of a petition filed against the prisons department by activist Okiya Omtatah.
Mr Omtatah had faulted the government’s decision, saying the deal will lead to loss of taxpayers’ money because there is machinery for the production of number plates that is lying idle at Kamiti Prison.
The petition filed last month had listed Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, The Principal Secretary for Correctional Services, the Commissioner General, Kenya Prisons, the National Treasury and the Attorney General as respondents.
In court papers, the activist argued that between 2013 and 2015, the government spent more than Sh1 billion acquiring, commissioning and test running the fully serviceable equipment lying idle at Kamiti Prison.
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