Mombasa MCAs threaten to suck finance officers
07 November 2014, 22:56
Mombasa - Mombasa county assembly members have threaten to suck the executive cabinet secretary of finance Hazel Koitaba and finance chief officer Mwakilumbi Tuni over county funds.
The MCAs have accused Koitaba and Tuni for tabling a contradicting report on the funds allocated to the county government of Mombasa and failing to remit funds allocated to County assembly from the controller of budget.
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A letter from the office of the controller budget dated October 31 2014 tabled in the chambers by Riziki Fundi on Wednesday indicated that Mombasa county assembly had received a total of KES 108 million between August 20 2014 to October 27 2013of from the national government while at the time of the tabling of the report only KES17 million had been disbursed to the county assembly.
The MCAs also dismissed a report by the finance officers which indicated that Mombasa county had received KES 1.4 billion while the report from from the controller of budget indicated that the county government had received KES1.875 billion
The MCAs said they will force the finance chief officer out of office if he fails to give an explanation as to why there contradicting reports from that of the controller of budget.
"We must throw the finance chief officer put of office if he fails to give am explanation why we have not received money that have already been remitted'" said nominated MCA Priscilla Mumba.
Changamwe MCA Jimmy Odari said the lack of funds had stalled most of the parliamentary committee and their functions.
Odari added that lack of funds had delayed their allowances.
"We cannot be slaves and beg for money from the executive that we are to over see am ready to step down if the does not step down" said Kongowea Mca Jabezz Odour.
Mombasa county assembly speaker Thadeus Rajuayi directed the members who had revealed the scandal table a motion in the chambers for deliberations.
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