Tuesday July 31, 2018 - Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko sent home several senior county officials yesterday over alleged misuse of public funds.
Sonko called on the Director of Criminal Investigations to investigate the matter further after it emerged that the officials could be responsible for the embezzlement of County funds.
In a statement to Kenyans yesterday, the Nairobi Governor also announced some key changes in his Cabinet as he vowed to ensure staff entangled in the embezzlement saga will face justice.
Among the casualties of Sonko’s graft purge is his own Chief of Staff, Brian Mugo.
“I have this morning suspended several Nairobi County officials among them, Chief of Staff Brian Mugo, acting Chief Officer of Finance Ekaya Alumasi and acting Head of County Treasury, Stephen Mutua over misuse of public funds, pending investigations,” the statement read.
Sonko also made movements in his Cabinet as he appointed Newton Munene as the new Commerce, Tourism and Cooperatives Executive following an approval from the County Assembly.
Others include Allan Igambi who was formerly in the tourism sector, was moved to the finance docket.
Acting Finance Minister Charles Kerich was moved to his more familiar docket of Lands, Housing and Urban Renewal.
The Kenyan DAILY POST