How 5 county officials looted 196 million.
The ethics and anti- corruption commission has revealed, how 5 county officials looted 196 million.
The 5, gained access to the county funds and went ahead to transfer the money to their own personal accounts.
EACC also revealed that the five suspects worked in the Finance and Economic Planning Department.
In a very calculated move, anti-graft commission stated that they built a network in collaboration with proxies that siphoned public money and shared it among themselves.
EACC stated,”The fraudulent payments were made into the personal bank accounts of the five-county officials on diverse dates between 2019 and 2022.”
“The Commission’s preliminary investigations show that the five officials received the funds in their personal bank accounts,” EACC added.
In figures,each of them got Ksh48,697,530, Ksh30,452,715 and Ksh46,971,100. The rest shared Ksh20,432,965 and KshKsh49,462,600 respectively.
The county secretaries have been mandated to hand in payment vouchers for a further scrutiny to be done.
The analysis is expected to recover the lost public funds and make those who bring those who broke the law, to justice.
EACC said,”Failure to submit documents required for corruption investigations is an offence under the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003.”
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In line with that, Siaya senator, James Orengo reported an alleged misappropriation of Ksh400 million in a span of 12 days, in Siaya county.
Orengo stated that an audit should be done, until then, his government will not clear any pending bills.
Orengo said,”We have stopped payment of pending bills until verification and confirmation save in cases of essential services and emergencies. No procurements are being undertaken nor new contracts awarded until we are done with the application of prompt and effective interventions.”