Business mogul Karim Batawala can now breath a sigh of relief as the Anti-Corruption Bureau and Fiscal Police have, repectively, let him go of the Immigration Uniform supply scandal.
According to Court records, Batawala and his company nemed Africa Commercial Agency, went through a normal channel much as the contracts were concerned.
This publication has knowledge that on March 8th, 2009, The Chief Immigration officer Elvis Thodi penned Africa Commercial Agency to advise them that they have been nominated to participate in the bidding process for the supply and delivery of uniforms and other items for the periods of 2009, 2010 and 2012.
Later, on March 20th,2009, Africa Commercial Agency sent its quotation to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services Internal Procurement Committee which evaluated their offer.
It was established as the lowest bidder with enough capacity.
On April 24 the same year, the company was awarded the contract courtesy of a due process and diligence.
Later, the Public Procurement Disposal and Assets Authority(PPDA) carried out due diligence and ‘No objection’ was granted, and the company delivered the required goods,and the department of Immigration acknowledged receipt and part payment was issued per the terms and conditions of the contract.
Meanwhile, Batawala Firms have sued the
Department of Immigration and Citizenship to court and are in demand of damages worth K53 billion as payment for items the company supplied to goverment during the mentioned years.