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Busia MCAs condemn EACC raid on Governor's office, home

07 September 2015, 10:02 Jane Zack

Busia - A section of Busia MCAs Saturday came out to condemn Friday's raid on Busia Governor's office and homes over graft allegations.

The MCAs in a press conference at a Busia hotel claimed that the Kenya Ethics and Anti-corruption (EACC) squad used unorthodox means to conduct the exercise which they claimed was done in an inhumane manner.

Led by the assembly's implementation committee chairman, Fred Musirimba and his budget and appropriation committee chair counterpart, Godfrey Odongo, the 11 MCAs strongly defended Governor Sospeter Ojaamong against corruption claims.

However, the MCAs contradicted themselves when they said they supported fight against corruption but were only against the method used to raid the County government offices.

"We support the fight against corruption, but we are only complaining about the unprofessional manner in which they conducted the search. There was no element of professionalism," Odongo said.

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They further maintained that Governor Ojaamong has not been mentioned anywhere in connection with corrupt deals that should warrant his private home to be searched and his property destroyed the way the EACC officials did.

"Embu Governor, Martin Wambora and his Nairobi counterpart, Evans Kidero were not handled in such a manner; they were first summoned. Why should our Governor be treated as a thief? Those officers did not follow the right procedures and there was no manner of respect realized there," the MCAs charged.

They reiterated that they are in total support of the fight against corruption be it in the Governor's offices or any other office in the County as long as those conducting investigations follow the procedures enshrined in the constitution.

Odongo said, "I will be in the frontline in the war against corruption and am ready to table a motion in the assembly on the impeachment of any County government officer who will be found guilty," Odongo observed.

However, they called upon the County residents and the nation at large to be patient as they wait for the outcome from EACC, hoping that the investigations will be speedy enough.

This comes two days after an impromptu raid by EACC officials at the County boss's office and homes, who said they had been ordered to investigate claims of fraud.

Governor Ojaamong, who was in Mombasa on official duty, however told News24 that he reads mischief in the incident.

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