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Nakuru governor denies using public funds on overseas trips

04 December 2013, 18:46 Robert Kibet

Nakuru - Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has come out and defended himself and his government over criticism of using public funds on several foreign trips and unimplemented development promises.

The former Administration Police boss has been under sharp criticism from various stakeholders including local politicians for having various foreign trips using public funds in the aim of wooing investors.

Speaking during an interdenominational prayers forum organized by churches in preparation for the Kenya at 50 celebrations, Kinuthia said his trips abroad has been for the benefit of the county to woo investors towards the county.

He reiterated that his visits to foreign countries accompanied by delegations would soon bear fruits through revival of various sectors including industry as well as coming up with other projects.

“When I did tour Spain recently, we have already gotten commitment from some investors who will establish the only organic fertilizer industry in the country, and that will be based in our Nakuru County,” said Kinuthia.

He further called on politicians he claims to have been in the forefront in tainting his name by claiming that he and his delegation has been misusing funds, to instead focus on the much benefits that will be accrued through the visits.

Kinuthia has been a man under siege since he occupied office immediately after clinching office as the first Nakuru Governor, issues ranging from rejection list of officers vetted in to take over various ministries and public offices in his country.

According to sources, the Governor while on a tour to Naivasha accompanied by some journalists, lashed out at them after the function accusing them of portraying the negative part of the county issues and leaving out the positive part of it.

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