Machakos MCAs finally receive their 3 months salaries
- The MCAs confirmed receiving funds amounting to Sh 93,000,000 after the CEC Finance and Economic Planning Eng. Francis Maliti appended his long-sought signature.
- They however complain that the released amount is not complete and the county government owes them an additional Sh 80,470,107.
- The release of the said funds had not been achievable until the intervention by the courts and Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich.
Machakos County Assembly members have confirmed that they received their three months salaries, which the CEC Finance and Economic Planning had earlier refused to release.
“Yesterday the Monday of 26th November 2018, the County Assembly received funds amounting to Kshs 93,000,000 after the CEC Finance and Economic Planning Eng. Francis Maliti appended his long-sought signature,” they said in a statement.
“The Assembly operations had for the last three months been stalled for failure by the County Executive to release funds meant for salaries and other operation,” added the statement.
The released amount however, according to the statement, is not complete. The MCAs say that the county government owes them an additional Ksh.80,470,107 for the months of October and November.
“It should however be noted that the funds released are part payment for salaries and operation for the months of September and October and are yet to receive other monies meant for operations for part of October and November amounting to Kshs. 80,470,107,” read the statement.
The release of the said funds had not been achievable forcing an intervention by the courts and Treasury CS Henry Rotich.
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua reportedly ordered the Finance CEC, Maliti, 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.
A motion was also passed at the county assembly to impeach Mr. Maliti.
The MCAs claimed that this was on grounds of incompetence, gross misconduct, gross violation of the constitution and his lack of a degree certificate. 27 MCAs out of 59 passed the motion.
They reiterated in the Monday statement that the motion to impeach the Finance CEC has nothing to do with the release of salaries.
“The Assembly would like to clarify that the impeachment process of the CEC Finance and Economic Planning by the County Assembly has no connection with the release of funds but the Assembly was exercising its powers and authority as mandated by the constitution of Kenya and other relevant laws,” clarified the MCAs.
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