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NACADA chief denies graft allegations

31 January 2014, 09:23

Nairobi - National Authority for Campaign Against Drugs and Alcohol Abuse (NACADA), Chief Executive Officer, William Okedi, refuted graft claims leveled against him by the agency's chairperson, John Mututho.

Okedi stated that an internal forensic conducted by the authority revealed that no money was misappropriated as alleged by Mututho.

“Others colluded, picked up banks slips, fake bank slips and send those to NACADA. All these things were done internally by NACADA itself. We brought it to the board; the board discussed these issues and gave management specific directives. Some districts actually returned the money, some of those districts that had not remitted the money,” said Okedi while opening a workshop for county officials at Egerton University.

Okedi further added that money collected at the county levels was not remitted to the board at the stipulated time.

“Treasury was asked to undertake the audit of NACADA and that audit started on the 16th of December. Because of other dynamics, interference by some board members, the audit was halted, as I speak the audit is halted,” added Okedi.

Mututho earlier on decried the embezzlement of the authority’s cash, an amount that he estimated ran into “millions of Shillings.”

Mututho pointed out that the authority did not receive money collected for the issuance of licenses for selling liquor.

– CAJ News

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