The Long Arm of EACC Catches 47 More MPs. Check Details.
47 More MPs have been caught by the long arm of EACC with allegations of misappropriating the CDF money in their constituencies.
Nancy Gathungu, Auditor General, says that 47 members of parliament cannot account for the money that was allocated to the following constituencies for development and bursaries.
The constituencies are Laikipia west, North Mugirango, Suba North, Mt Elgon, Gatundu South, Kuria East, Nyatike, Wajir West, Lamu West, Lagdera, Bobasi, Gatanga, Mwingi North, Kibwezi West, Kiambaa, Kitutu Masaba and Chache, Lamu East, Kangundo, Kanduyi, Mathioya, Kitui Central and East, Kabuchai, Suna West, Banisa, Teso North, Mumias West, Kaloleni, Wajir North, Mandera South, Laisamis, Kirinyaga Central, Mandera North, Shinyalu, Funyula Butere, Gichugu and Matungu.
In Suba North, the concerns included the construction of medical training centre at mbita, distribution of bursaries and maintenance of roads.
In bursary disbursement, it is recorded that forty thousand shillings was allocated to a boy at one of the schools within the region but upon scrutinizing the records revealed that the student is not registered in that school.
The money allocated for the construction of the Mbita medical training centre was not managed appropriately. The reports indicated that 1.8M was spent even before the project began. Additionally, the tender for construction was advertised only in one newspaper contrary public procurement act of 2015 raising more concerns.
Another 6.9M was used according to the records to gravel and grade Access roads which is contrary to NGCDA. The money for this kind of development project should come from the county government kitty.
In Suna West, money amounting to 25.6M was disbursed to learning institutions as bursaries but no documents are supporting how this was done or show who received the money. Vetting evidence on the beneficiaries done by a bursary committee was not there.
In the Gichugu constituency, the concern is on the bursary disbursement. 34.6M was disbursed to different institutions but only 28.7M shillings could be confirmed through acknowledgement letters or receipts from the institutions. 5.9 M shillings cannot be traced.
Mandera North, expenditure of 9.7M shillings could not be ascertained as there were no receipts or official acknowledgement letters from the bursary beneficiaries confirming that they received the money. There were no supporting documents on the expenditure of another one million shillings used to procure sports equipment.
In Mathioya constituency, 5.9M shillings was spent on bursaries but no supporting documents to ascertain the same. Also, 1.9M was spent to buy seedlings but no evidence to show whether the seedlings were received.
Lamu East, no supportive documents on the allocation of bursaries to needy students in both secondary and tertiary institutions. The money spent totals 25.4M shillings. No official receipts or acknowledgement letters from beneficiary institutions. No minutes for vetting by the committee.