Uasin Gishu County: Kshs.182 Million meant for LATF missing

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Uasin Gishu County Assembly

Auditor general’s report on Uasin Gishu County has revealed that KShs 182 million which was meant for projects under the Local Authorities Transfer Fund (LATF) is unaccounted for.

The money is said to have been handed over to the Transition Authority (TA) by the defunct Eldoret Municipal Council and other civic bodies in the area but the money is missing.

Minority Leader in the Uasin Gishu County Assembly Ramadhan Werambo Ali said they have summoned all officials who held office before the county government took over but were unable to explain how the money was used.

Ali who Chairs the Public Investments Committee (PIC) in the assembly said the assembly was considering involving the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to investigate the matter.

Ali said part of the money was meant for bursaries and that the students who were to benefit failed to get the money.

Speaking to journalist at his office Ali said there were so many projects that had stalled in the County and residents were demanding to be told where the money is.He also said markets and several schools which were to be completed using the money were now in dilapidated state.

The assembly wants TA to explain how the money was used. The Auditor General in the latest report in counties has also questioned how the money was used.

The county assembly is set to discuss the matter and decide the way forward. The Assembly minority leader has categorically stated that if anyone misued the money, they will be held responsible because the public was suffering following the stagnation of projects. Ali has already tabled the report on missing money in the county assembly on behalf of PIC.

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