Hapless parastatal chiefs are having it rough from a vicious gang of extortionists keen on reaping where they have not sown.
The vicious gang has been conceiving tales of corruption and underhand dealings against the many Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of public corporations with the intention of making the hapless public servant to cough inducements to cease the attacks.
It usually starts on the internet where a blogger with little credibility will post a claim of impropriety against a certain CEO. or his corporation.
This is shared widely by proponents of the conceited web with a view of going viral and scaring the targeted corporation chief.
At the same time, the network reaches out to the victim for a settlement which would see the attacks ceasing.
The attack will also see a faceless organisation attended by calling for investigations in the alleged improprieties against the parastatal chief only for the clips to be uploaded only on social media.
If unable to secure a deal, the network persists by threatening to file a public interest litigation against the corporation chief.
“Scared by the worsening crisis, most CEOs settle the matter at this stage by coughing up a tidy amount to silence the network,” said one parastatal chief who is currently battling the extortionists.
Those who still decline to swallow the bait are eventually confronted by public interest litigation which after the filing sees their lawyers approached by the counsel for the applicants for an out of court settlement.
“This is the height of the gang’s viciousness with the demand now going as high as Sh30 million for the case to be withdrawn,” said another CEO.
Making their appeal to the DCI head Mohamed Amin, the CEOs said mainly targeted were colleagues whose term in office was coming up for renewal within the next few months.