The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)  is investigating  a case whereby, a container delivering electronic equipment to Parliament from China arrived in Nairobi empty. Michael Sialai, the Clerk of the National Assembly, confirmed that the container tagged ‘diplomatic goods’ was delivered on July 30, 2019.

“Indeed a container arrived at Parliament Square on July 30, 2019, whence I appointed some officers from the National Assembly to confirm the delivery as per the correspondence from the consignee;Chinese Embassy,” reads the statement by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Michael Sialai. 

“Upon opening of the container seals, the container was confirmed to have been empty. Both the agent and our officers brought this matter to my attention and I made a decision that the DCI officers attached to the Parliament Road Police Station be informed of this development, which was done promptly.”

It is believed that the goods listed in the container were laptops and computer projectors which were a donation from the National People’s Congress of China and the consignment was to be delivered through the Chinese Embassy in Kenya.