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Fraud: AfDB imposes 35-month ban on Chinese firm

The African Development Bank (AfDB), yesterday, announced a 35-month debarment on Weihai Construction Group, a firm registered in China, for engaging in fraudulent practices in Kenya. In a press release posted on its website, AfDB said the ban, which took effect from November19, 2021, follows the conclusion of a negotiated settlement agreement with Weihai Construction, thus putting an end to sanctions for fraudulent practices raised against that company. According to the press release: “An investigation conducted by the Office of Integrity and Anti- Corruption of the bank established that Weihai Construction Group engaged in fraudulent practices in the context of the Kenol-Sagana-Marua Highway Improvement Project, the Nairobi Rivers Basin Rehabilitation and Restoration Programme: Sewerage Improvement Project, Phase II, and the Towns Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Programme, all in Kenya. “During the debarment period, Weihai Construction Group and its affiliates will be ineligible to participate in Bank Groupfinanced projects.

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