Thursday July 25, 2019-The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is probing five counties over the misuse of public funds. A report released by the anti-graft body indicates that a total of Sh4 billion cannot be accounted for by the county governments.

The counties on the EACC radar are Siaya, Migori, Homa Bay, Nairobi, and Busia.

The Governors of these counties risk arrest if the commission proves beyond doubt that they have charges to answer in relation to the use of billions allocated to their Governments by the National Treasury.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado’s Government is being probed for the fraudulent award of tenders worth Sh2.6 billion. The commission has faulted the county boss for the award of tenders to the close family members.

The other four governors who should respond to graft claims are Mike Sonko (Nairobi), Sospeter Ojaamong (Busia), Cornel Rasanga (Siaya) and Cyprian Awiti (Homa Bay).

 “Immediately after the payment was made to the contractor, a sum of Sh47 million was paid to the governor and his close allies. The funds were later used to buy properties in Nairobi. We will be charging that particular governor,” read part of the report.

The counties have been earmarked of bribery fraud and tender fixing.



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