Jubilee Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) have called for Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero to be investigated over claims of Sh20 billion which was said to be unaccounted for according to a report by the Auditor General.
The MCAs led by Minority Leader Abdi Guyo said that the report was credible and should not be trashed and be thoroughly investigated.
The MCAs now want the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Anti-banking Fraud Unit to move urgently and investigate the scandal, failure to which they will urge the President to consider invoking article 192 that says the President may suspend a county government in exceptional circumstances.
However, Kidero has rubbished the 2014/2015 Auditor-General’s report on the county, saying it was impractical to misappropriate Sh20 billion.
He dismissed the report as impractical saying that said the county’s operations would have been paralysed had the money been stolen.
“It is not feasible. We would not have paid the county workers if the report was true,” Kidero said.
However, Guyo said the Sh20 billion was accumulated from the 2013/14 budget to date, hence it was not impractical as claimed by Dr Kidero.
He said in the 2014/15 budget, the assembly passed Sh29.9 billion budget and only Sh8 billion was spent as recurrent expenditure and called for the accounting of the rest of the money.
“Since 2013 we have never paid any contractor and suppliers. All the jobs in the city have stalled and no contractor wants to work with this government and we are demanding an explanation,” said Mr Guyo.
Source: Ghafla Kenya