42 MCAs summoned over Ksh.200K each for non-existent trip to Uganda


42 MCAs summoned over Ksh.200K each for non-existent trip to Uganda
File Photo of Siaya County Assembly.

In Summary

  • SCAN, a lobby group, had previously written to the commission to investigate claims that the MCAs were given advance payment of the said amount for the non-existent trip.
  • SCAN, in its letter, further claimed that the MCAs only took their passports for stamping at the Busia border in order to get the pay but that they never actually crossed over to Uganda.

Forty-two members of Siaya County Assembly have been summoned by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to record statements for allegedly pocketing Ksh.200,000 each for a trip to Uganda that never happened.

Siaya County Accountability Network (SCAN), a lobby group, had previously written to the commission to investigate claims that the MCAs were given advance payment of the said amount for the non-existent trip.

SCAN, in its letter, further claimed that the MCAs only took their passports for stamping at the Busia border in order to get the pay but that they never actually crossed over to Uganda.

EACC now wants Siaya County Assembly to furnish it with documents regarding the controversial trip as well as other documents in relation to various corruption claims.

According to EACC Western region boss Ignatius Wekesa, the 42 MCAs are required to start appearing at their offices beginning Monday August 12, 2019.

The exercise is expected to run for two weeks with the anti-graft body scheduled to grill at least 4 MCAs at their Kisumu offices per day.

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