Busia County Assembly Clerk Confirms Misappropriation Of Sh 8 Million

by Mahakamani News

Busia County Assembly Clerk Allan Wafula Mabuka  testifying before court

Busia County Assembly Clerk has confirmed that Sh 8 million allegedly to have  been  misappropriated by the  County Governor Sospeter Ojaaamong was discussed with relevant committees.

Allan Wafula Mabuka told  trial Magisterial Douglas Ogoti, that committees responsible for budget allocation were aware of the projects in which the  funds was intended for.

According to Manuka, money was the  assembly approved  the money intended for the project.Mr Mabuka gave  the evidence in case where Busia Governor  Ojaamong and five others  members of County  executives  have been charged  with conspiracy to defraud the county  of Sh 8 million by , engaging in projects without proper procurement process.

The  embattled governor has been  indicted  alongside Finance Executive Bernard Yaite, Chief Finance Officer Leonard Obimbira, head of treasury accounting Samuel Ombui, Allan Omachari and Edna Odhiambo.

It alleged on diverse dates between March 15 and September 25,2014 all the accused persons conspired to defraud the Busia county government of Sh 8 million by entering into an agreement for a feasibility study on solid waste management.

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong

Prosecution alleges that they engaged a company known as Madam R Enterprise to conduct a feasibility study on waste management, yet it had not been budgeted for.Ojaamong alone is  charged that on or about April 7, 2014 in Berlin Germany, being the governor of Busia county intentionally engaged in a project namely a feasibility study on integrated solid waste management project by entering into a Memorandum of understanding with Madam enterprises Ltd without a prior planning.

Yaite and Obimbira separately  are accused that on April 7 and September 25,2014 in Busia county being the County Executive members for water, environment  and Natural Resources and Economic planning respectively jointly engaged in the same project without prior planning.


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