Governor urged to take responsibility for missing KES 600M
26 November 2014, 20:57
Nakuru - Dundori MCA Stephen Kihara has urged Nakuru Governor, Kinuthia Mbugua, to take responsibility for the misappropriation of KES 600 million intended for maternity.
“The Governor of Nakuru should come out and explain to County residents exactly how this money was spent,” he said.
Kihara said the KES 600 million was given by the national government as conditional grant to the County government of Nakuru for equipment for maternity wing at the General Provincial Hospital (PGH) but the Governor squandered it.
“We have learnt that this money was actually spent on paying salaries instead on buying equipments at PGH,” he said.
Speaking at Githiore village in Ndudori ward, Kihara said that only KES 22 million was wired to PGH's bank account instead of the allocated KES 600 million.
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He said that he has a statement showing in details how PGH spent the KES 22 million they recived from the County government.
Kihara said that members of the public have a right to know how the money was spent without affecting level five hospitals and PGH.
Bahati Member of Parliament, Kimani Ngunjiri who was also present during the issuance of cheques to women said the Governor should table a report detailing how the money was spent.
Ndunjiri said that the Governor is surrounded by people who are driven by ill motives to bankrupt the County of Nakuru.
He said if the Governor fails to address the issue of misappropriation of the money, they will recall him.
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