Sh12m misappropriated at Migori Assembly bring EACC detectives

HEADS ROLLING: Migori county assembly

HEADS ROLLING: Migori county assembly

By MN Reporter

Heads are rolling at Migori county assembly after Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission detectives camped there for days to probe alleged misappropriation of Sh12million.

The amount was misappropriated under the Migori County Assembly Service Board during the financial years 2013/2014 that saw the whole board, including former speaker Gordon Ogolla suspended.

This comes barely weeks after the Florence Hotel in Migori town sued the assembly after its staff allegedly failed to pay Sh2.2million bills. READ THE STORY HERE

This is a third probe after officers from Auditor General’s office did their investigations and are yet to table a report at the assembly.

Addressing the press, assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman and Bukuria Central MCA David Mathews Chacha said the detectives have gone through records and interviewed staff.

“We have decided to involved EACC because we want those involved in any corruption are investigated and action taken,” Chacha said.

The PAC chairman said the commission was given the information they need for their investigation hoping that they will be able to take appropriate action after they shall be done with the probe.

On 27th October 2015, the whole assembly service board which also included former Majority Leader Richard Solo (North Kamagambo), former Minority leader Charles Nyange (Isebania) and clerk Patrick Wakine were sent home.

Already Ogolla has moved to court to challenge his suspension.