Details have emerged of the dubious financial scandals that have rocked the embattled Standard Group Limited (SGL) leaving its employees in an ominous financial distress.
Our sources at SGL have told Swala Nyeti of how a recently-formed committee discovered ghost workers at the firm who have been linked to dubious double payments of per diem.
We have learnt that the Transformation Committee led by Non-Executive Director Thomas Omondi found dubious payments made during live and outside broadcasting functions.
Our sources reveal that the committee has been unable to access the full payroll to establish the extent of the alleged rot that saw HR boss Joy Kiraguri and her deputy resign.
For example, during a recent outside broadcasting assignment in Garissa, the committee found that some employees received Sh76,000 instead of the standard Sh2,000 per diem.
The committee has, especially, trained its guns on the Finance Department, which has been linked to alleged parallel lists prepared for events losing the company thousands of shillings.
The scandals rocking the Finance Department are alleged to be behind the said attempt by SGL Financial Controller Catherine Ndungu to proceed on an unpaid leave for six months.
The Transformation Committee has been tasked with leading efforts to breathe life back into SGL following several months of financial turmoil that has seen months of salary delays.
Our sources also say employees of the Mombasa Road-based media firm are also having trouble accessing medical services after SGL alleged failed to remit funds to the insurer.
This comes as SGL principal shareholders Gideon Moi and Joshua Kulei are said to be preparing to inject in revival money in the next few weeks amid key changes being effected.
Standard Group is also said to have started paying staff at least 50 per cent of their salaries after it was slashed radically to 30 per cent due to the financial turmoil that started in 2022.