Sen­ate com­mit­tee to ask Gov­er­nor Kingi to help in probe of Sh1.18bn loss in Kil­ifi

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Parliament -

The Sen­ate Pub­lic Ac­counts and In­vest­ment com­mit­tee is con­sid­er­ing sum­mon­ing Kil­ifi Gov­er­nor Ama­son Kingi over the al­leged theft of more than Sh1.18 bil­lion from the county gov­ern­ment. The com­mit­tee said it would use its over­sight pow­ers to probe the loss of funds. Mom­basa Se­na­tor Has­san Omar said, “Kingi has done a commendable job of ini­ti­at­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the scam, but it’s high time we as a com­mit­tee use our over­sight man­date and sum­mon him for fur­ther prob­ing.” Omar said gover­nors like Kingi who show will­ing­ness to fight graft should have the full sup­port of the com­mit­tee. Com­mit­tee chair­man Anyang’ Ny­ong’o (Kisumu) sec­onded Omar’s pro­posal. Pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tions con­ducted by the Kil­ifi gov­ern­ment spe­cial over­sight com­mit­tee es­tab­lished that the funds were il­le­gally trans­ferred from the county ac­counts to pri­vate ones.

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