High Court orders Governor Mutua to release Ksh.93M MCA salaries


Dr Alfred Mutua
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua

In Summary

  • During the hearing, presided over by Judge George Odunga, the court heard that Machakos MCAs as well as county assembly staff have not been paid their salaries for the past two months.
  • The MCAs are further proposing that 50% of contracts at Thwake multipurpose dam go to local contractors.
  • Governor Mutua was on Thursday November 15 ordered by the Senate Public Accounts and Investment Committee (CPAIC) to release salaries of the MCAs.

Machakos High Court has ordered Governor Alfred Mutua to immediately release Ksh.93,453,051 to the Machakos County Assembly for salaries and operational expenses.

During the hearing, presided over by Judge George Odunga, the court heard that Machakos MCAs as well as County Assembly staff have not been paid their salaries for the past two months.

The MCAs are further proposing that 50% of contracts at Thwake multipurpose dam go to local contractors.

Governor Mutua was on Thursday November 15 ordered by the Senate Public Accounts and Investment Committee (CPAIC) to release salaries of the MCAs.

Also Read: Senate orders Governor Mutua to release MCA salaries

The Committee issued the directive, accusing the county chief of frustrating the Assembly for impeaching his Deputy Governor Eng. Francis Maliti as the County Executive for Finance.

Mutua reportedly ordered his Finance Minister not to disburse the MCAs’ salaries, accusing them of failing to approve the County Integrated Development Plan.

“The members of the county assembly who are fighting me approved their own salaries but failed to approve money for development. I have said they should also not get their salaries if they will not approve money for development,” Governor Mutua was previously quoted by a local daily.

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