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Muthama criticises Mutua over security programme

03 February 2014, 11:13

Machakos - A section of leaders of Machakos County have demanded the impeachment of Governor, Alfred Mutua, claiming that the recent County Security programme he launched was bogus.

Machakos County Senator, Johnstone Muthama, and Matungulu Member of Parliament, Stephen Mule, said the county government rented and did not buy the more than 100 cars that were launched as part of the programme.

“We do not want to see a situation whereby 120 cars have been hired and we are told that every constituency is going to be given 15 cars and yet there are no cars,” said Muthama.

The leaders added that the county was not in a financial position to fuel the 120 cars.

“The cost of fueling one car is KES 10,000 per day and therefore fuelling the 120 cars in one month is KES 36 million, money which the county does not have,” Muthama added.

Mule said, “When the finances of Machakos County are audited, and it is found that there is misappropriation of funds, we will put in place a motion of impeachment to send him (Mutua) home.”

The Machakos County security programme has been heralded as ambitious in county standards and has come amid fears of terror in the country.

During the launch, Mutua said during the programme would include police presence through availability of vehicles to each of the 69 locations.

It would ensure all highways had patrol cars and towns had enough police coverage.

– CAJ News


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