Mututho suspends 6 NACADA officials over KES 99 million theft
19 June 2015, 18:09
Nairobi -National Authority for the Campaign Against Drug Abuse NACADA chairman John Mututho has suspended six officials over the theft of KES 99 million.
CEO William Okedi has been interdicted over the scandal with Mututho also suspending five senior officials after an audit confirmed that the authority was defrauded cash in a scandal that involved over 100 NGOs.
Mututho made the announcement Friday, stating that until the money was recovered, life would not be the same at the authority.
This is the second time that Okedi has been suspended during his tenure, following last year’s incident in which 80 people lost their lives after drinking illicit brews, where he was also sent home.
" It is true, I have suspended them all pending investigations," he said.
Others suspended are the deputy CEO, finance and procurement officers.
The move, Mututho said that the move by the board was necessitated by the outcome of the audit report.
"We are taking cue from the president who has directed that all public officers implicated in graft should set aside as investigations continue," he said.
Mututho said that the authority would keenly study the report before taking more action if necessary.
"The previous NACADA board disbursed in unclear circumstances KES 99 million to the civil society but the audit has proved that there were discrepancies in the whole exercise," he said.
For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.