EACC told to probe al­leged loss of cash in Kakamega

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Some Kakamega politi­cians have urged the Ethics and Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion to in­ves­ti­gate the al­leged loss of bil­lions of shillings from the county Trea­sury.

Se­na­tor Boni Khal­wale, busi­ness­woman Mable Mu­ruli and MCA Cleophas Malala said cor­rup­tion in the county is alarm­ing.

Speak­ing to the Star on the phone, Khal­wale said the EACC should part­ner with po­lice to ex­pe­dite their probe into the loss of com­put­ers and files from the county pro­cure­ment of­fice last week.

He said the theft was an in­side job meant to hide vi­tal in­for­ma­tion fol­low­ing the re­cent col­lapse of part of the Bukhungu Sta­dium, which is be­ing ren­o­vated for Sh1 bil­lion.

On Sun­day in Mu­mias, Mu­ruli said , “We have a case of Sh200 mil­lion that was meant to pay Mu­mias cane farm­ers, but ended up in the ac­count of an in­di­vid­ual. Where is this county headed to?” she asked.

Malala said the peo­ple of Kakamega were not ben­e­fit­ing from de­vo­lu­tion “be­cause they are side­lined” by the county lead­er­ship.

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