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Kenya: Kisumu Governor suspends six officer accusing them of Corruption and mismanagement

Posted by African Press International on September 7, 2013

By   Dickens   Wasonga , Kenya

Kisumu County Governor Jack Ranguma has suspended six senior city officers over alleged gross corruption and mismanagement of resources worth more than Sh1.2 billion.

Ranguma’s action comes following an audit report on the county’s assets and liabilities carried out by the Transition Authority in all the counties..

He is the first governor to act on the TA findings from an audit exercise on assets and liabilities that started on July 15.

The audit was to also look at debts carried forward to the counties by the defunct local authorities abolished on March 4 as per the constitution.

The audit is aimed at providing mechanisms that will secure assets and liabilities formerly held by the councils.

The senior officers sent packing are Adrian Ouma (Engineering Department), Absalom Ayany (Planning) and Peter Kayila (IT Computer programmer). Clerical officers implicated in the scandal are Bertha Odera, Maurice Matunga and Peter Ogada.

The officers are alleged to have taken advantage of the transition period by attempting to sell over 500 houses and council estates valued at over Sh1.1 billion to private developers without following the due process.

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