Nandi Stephen Governor Sang has suspended 16 senior county officials to pave wave way for investigation for the loss of millions in county resources.
He suspended three county CECs,chief officer, drivers, clerical officers and mechanics.. They include
Hillary Koech (Transport and Infrastructure), Valentine Chumo (Education) and Stanley Baliach (Land). Others are chief officers Jonah Biwott (Transport and Infrastructure), Daniel Sang (Education), David Kemei (Director Roads), Edwin Mosbei (Project Manager – ECDE).
The governor Sang appointed a seven man committee to carry out investigation on the suspended official.
The county is said to have lost a consignment of tyres amounting to Sh3.4 million meant for county vehicles and also the loss of ECDE construction material.
“My administration will fully support the investigative and prosecuting authorities to pursue these cases to their logical conclusion. Any county officer or staff found to have participated either directly or indirectly or abetted the loss of government resources and property will face the full force of the law,” warned Governor Sang.
His Uasin Gishu counterpart governor Jackson Mandago has fired a sub-county admin for posting on Facebook comments that were meant to castigate Members of County Assembly (MCAs) who were on a ‘wasteful’ trip to Kisumu.
In his post, Philip Kimutai Biwott accused the MCAs of enriching themselves with public funds, by receiving an allowance of Ksh14,250 per day.
“Allowances. Kisumu is 14,250 per day. It is called per diem. In government when you are broke you create a workshop, training, seminar, interrelationships etc. to cover up (sic),” posted Biwott.