Murang’a MCAs summed by EACC

A section of Murang’a MCAs who stormed the office of their clerk recently have been summoned by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

The Assembly Speaker, Nduati Kariuki on Friday confirmed that 30 MCAs were issued with the letters and each was given a specific date to go to EACC offices in Nairobi.

In the letter seen by KNA, the involved MCAs are required to go and give more information on what they know about November 27 incident whereby they attempted to eject the Clerk, Chris Kinyanjui from office accusing him of mismanagement of funds and illegal procurements.

On Thursday, Nduati said he held a meeting with all MCAs and listened to their grievances, noting that investigations are being done by various quarters to establish the facts.

The MCAs have complained about flawed procurement procedures and mismanagement of county funds and on the other hand the clerk is blaming the MCAs of using illegal methods to remove him from office, added Nduati.

Nduati said he was not around when the incident happened and was also gathering information to establish the truth.I will write to invite the office of Auditor General to do investigations on the alleged mismanagement of funds and flawed procurement procedures, he further noted.

In Murang’a, the Speaker observed that the Assembly and County Executive were working harmoniously, saying a solution will be attained to ensure operations of the county government are not affected.

The clerk who has been castigating the MCAs of destroying property in his office has also been summoned by EACC to go and record a statement.

On November 27, a group of MCAs stormed the office of clerk armed with crude weapons to eject him from office, citing among other issues nonpayment of their allowances and issuance of substandard sports gears which were used during county games in Machakos three weeks ago.

Source: Kenya News Agency