MP wants Uhuru to take action on corrupt governors

MP wants Uhuru to take action on corrupt governors

Narok West Member of Parliament, Patrick ole Ntutu, has challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta to crack the whip on governors and other leaders accused of graft.

MP Ntutu says that some leaders, especially governors who control a huge pool of resources, have taken advantage of their offices to misuse the public funds.

Speaking at Nkoilale Secondary School on Wednesday, November 23, the Legislator said the Auditor’s General report indicated that Ksh 11,653,680 had been spent on county officials’ travel, saying that this amount was not budgeted for.

According to the Auditor General’s report, although the amount spent on foreign travel was supported by passports, visas and air tickets, the benefits of the trip to the county were not demonstrated.

The report further indicated that the County Government of Narok acquired assets amounting to Ksh 1,283,189,517 as at June 30, 2015. However, it noted that the Fixed Asset register was not produced for audit verification.

The Auditor General further noted that the details of assets and liabilities inherited from the defunct Municipal and County Councils have not been formally determined.

Ntutu said that previously the leaders from the area held demonstrations to raise an alarm over the misuse of funds by the county government but no action has been taken.

He said that corruption has ruined lives of millions of Kenyans who have suffered under corrupt leaders who have embezzled money meant for various sectors including health, education and infrastructure.

This comes even as Kilifi Governor, Amason Jeffa Kingi, is facing accusations of abeting corruption after Ksh 51 million was allegedly lost through dubious ways.

Kingi has been on the spotlight with Jubilee leaders accusing the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader, Raila Odinga, of shielding him.

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