Homa bay county Governor Cyprian Awiti has distanced himself from corruption claims being leveled against his government and dared his opponents peddling the claims to produce evidence.
Several leaders including Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma, his SubaNorth counterpart Millie Odhiambo and a member of the Homa Bay cabinet, CEC for trade CarilusAdemba have accused Governor Awiti of doing little to tackle corruption rampant in the county.
The leaders argued that the governor is surrounded by cartels that have weaved corruption syndicates.
But governor Awitirefuted the allegations and told his critics to produce any tangible evidence to investigation authorities.
Speaking during this year’s Madaraka Day celebrations at Kendu Bay Show Grounds in Rachuonyo North Sub County, the governor reiterated that he was fully in charge of Homa Bay County.
The governor said he will not tolerate any cases of corruption in the county and promised to work with the national government to eliminate corrupt officials.
He told Homa Bay residents that he defended himself before the senate public accounts committee which is chaired by area senator Moses Kajwang’.
The event was also graced by county commissioner Irungu Macharia and several national government officials, including county security committee and other heads of different department.
He pledged to work with the national government to ensure that they both achieve their goals.
The governor was accompanied by his deputy Hamilton Orata and several
other county officials.
Source: Kenya News Agency