MCAs an­gered over Sh59m not ac­counted for

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Rift Valley -

El­geyo Marak­wet MCAs have crit­i­cised the ex­ec­u­tive for fail­ure to ac­count for and ap­pro­pri­ately spend county funds. Led by the as­sem­bly’s Fi­nance Com­mit­tee chair­man Vin­cent Kei­tany on Tues­day, they said Gover­nor Alex Tol­gos’ ad­min­is­tra­tion has been re­luc­tant to ex­e­cute projects within stip­u­lated time pe­ri­ods. Kei­tany told the press at the as­sem­bly that the county did not use Sh600 mil­lion in 2015-16, and the funds were re­turned to Trea­sury. This de­spite the county be­ing among those that re­ceive the least amount of cash from the na­tional gov­ern­ment. “It was our hope as the county as­sem­bly that all the funds re­ceived would be used for devel­op­ment,” he said. He asked the county ex­ec­u­tive to pro­vide doc­u­ments to clear the ac­count­abil­ity queries raised in the Au­di­tor Gen­eral’s re­port. The re­port says El­geyo Marak­wet failed to ac­count for more than Sh59 mil­lion. The county gov­ern­ment could not ac­count for mort­gage loans given to county ex­ec­u­tives, funds used for translo­ca­tion of wildlife to Ri­moi Game Re­serve and pay­ment to county staff who su­per­vised sports projects, it says.

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