Claims of misappropriation of CDF money in Marakwet E
21 June 2012, 17:38
Marakwet East Member of Parliament Linah Kilimo has been caught up amidst a scandal as professionals and civil society allege misappropriation of CDF money in a released report by the National Taxpayers Association.
According to the association, an amount of close to KES 12 million from the area CDF kitty cannot be accounted for.
However, Linah hit back at the claims saying that these reports were being engineered by her political opponents with an aim to discredit her name following the forthcoming general elections.
"I have never been involved in any funds misuse meant to benefit my constituency.
The report is just but a scheme from my political opponents to discredit my name now that the elections are near," Linah justified herself.
While addressing the press, the professionals led by Ishmael Kimutai asked the MP to take political responsibility for the misused funds. He added that their plea to the MP to sack the committee for funds mentioned has borne no fruits.
Kimutai further noted that there are several ghost projects indicated to have been completed while others were of no use to the residents
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