Counties’ funds stolen through IFMIS, 2 ODM governors say
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and his Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi urged Uhuru and Ruto to publish the names of corrupt officials and the amount of money stolen
Two ODM governors and five MPs have said money meant for the county governments is being stolen from the Treasury using a digital financial management system.
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and his Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi told a rally in Mtwapa town that a major scam is underway to loot public funds.
Kingi has been under attack over the last two weeks for making payments on behalf of Kilifi county worth Sh1.8 billion for work not done.
The two governors urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP Wil- liam Ruto to publish names of corrupt government officials and the amount of money stolen through IFMIS.
Joho hit out at the DP for trying to divertattention from corruption scandals that have touched on some of his aides. He told him to respect opposition chief Raila Odinga and other Cord leaders.
“I want Uhuru and Ruto to publish the funds looted in the country and those involved. Kenyans should wake up. The era of intimidation and threats is long gone,” he said.
Those present at the rally included Kilifi Senator Stewart Madzayo, Kilifi woman representative Aisha Jumwa, her Mombasa counterpart Mishi Mboko, Kisauni MP Rashid Bedzim- ba, Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir and Nominated MCA Kingi Ngombo.
All the Coast leaders organised the rally to stand in solidarity with the Kilifi governor. Kingi said Kitui county lost more than Sh90 million when its money disappeared from the Treasury through IFMIS.
“Investigations revealed that no officer of the county was involved,” he said, adding that 18 people have been charged in Kitui. Kingi said another case was also reported in Siaya.
Joho said Ruto should not point fingers at corruption cases in the counties but start cleaning up his own mess. Other leaders defended Kingi and accused the Jubilee Party of trying to intimidate ODM leaders at the Coast.
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho with his Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi arrive for a rally in Mtwapa Kilifi county on Sunday November 20