Ex Kenya Airways Managing Director Titus Naikuni is a man on the run.
A contingent of Directorate of Criminal Investigations ( DCI) officers have this morning departed from Nairobi to hunt for Mr Naikuni over the alleged involvement of an insurance company in defrauding Kenyan taxpayers millions of shillings.
Heritage Insurance Company, in which Mr Naikuni is a director, is named by the DCI Director George Kinoti, as having been involved in the massive fraud involving the construction of two mega dams in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
On Monday, Mr Kinoti announced that Heritage Insurance was one of the more than 100 companies that CONSPIRED with Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) in a fraudulent tender scam involving Arror and Kimwarer dams which were set to cost Sh 38Billion and Sh 28 Billion respectively.
Mr Naikuni is said to be in hiding and yesterday he was being traced to his Purko Home in Kajiado Central by the officers.
Yesterday, an advance team of two officers landed at the Kajiado Town’s Eastmatt Supermarket, which Naikuni is believed to own BUT did not find him.
A worker told the officers Mr Naikuni owns the building and not the Supermarket, forcing the officers to advise their superiors in Nairobi to seek him from his residences in Purko and Ngong.
The officers are said to be hunting for Mr Naikuni after a Directive by Mr Kinoti for named directors to report to his office on Kiambu Road yesterday without fail.
Mr Naikuni is reported to have ignored the summons prompting the DCI officers to go for him.
After his exit from Kenya Airways which faced collapse immediately after he left, Mr Naikuni has been living a quiet life in Kajiado, often spotted drinking his favorite beer alone at Bull’s Eyes or in his Double Cab driving alone along the Kitengela-Namanga Road.
The only time he surfaced into public limelight was last year when he was appointed designate chairman of a new water Company in Kajiado by Governor Ole Lenku.
The Governor is reported to have dropped him from the board after he allegedly demanded INSURANCE and hefty perks for himself and the board members.
A source at DCI said the officers have strict instructions to apprehend him today to answer to charges of FRAUD.