Rufftone: I wasn’t involved in county cash scam


Veteran gospel singer Rufftone has distanced himself from allegations linking him to a scam that defrauded Vihiga County of Sh30M.

Rufftone has been mentioned in a 19-page county assembly report which revealed that he was paid Sh180, 000 during a fertiliser distribution program that took place between 3rd and 7th March 2015.

The musician was paid the amount for offering entertainment services to members of the public who were buying the government subsidised fertilizer.

The report, which was approved last week, reads: “Rufftone signed for a lot of money on foolscap for different amounts but the signatures are not the same. Someone may have forged his signatures to swindle the money in his name.”

According to the report, The Mungu Baba hitmaker is said to have received Sh140, 000 on March 3, Sh20, 000 on March 6 and another Sh20, 000 on March 7.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Rufftone concurred with the speculation of the committee saying that some of the signatures were forged.

“I was called to perform, which I did. After being remunerated, I traveled back to Nairobi. Another person forged my signature, and was given money from the imprest. I played my role and went my way; that which happened thereafter I am not aware,” said Rufftone.

The report called for further investigations and verification of the signatures to ascertain ownership.

The report recommends Governor Moses Akaranga suspends his Agriculture Executive Mrs Halima Abdi together with her Chief Officer Mr Moses Andagalu over the scam.

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Rufftone: I wasn’t involved in county cash scam
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