MCA Calls EACC raid in Kajiado County Offices a ‘Witch Hunt’

By Obegi Malack

Kajiado County Assembly Majority leader Julius Moipai has now claimed the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) raid in top county officers’ offices is witch-hunt.

The MCA now claim governor Joseph ole Lenku’s opponents in UDA party are behind the raid.

The ant-corruption body had raided the former Finance CEC Member Alais Kisota’s home and other officers last week and collected documents.

“Lenku’s government is clean, if there is corruption the assembly or senate should have raised the red flag and EACC should have received the file from them, they should stop bothering Kisota’s family because of direction from Peris and Katoo” Moipai said.

The raid comes after governor Joseph ole Lenku appeared before the Senate’s County Public Accounts and Investment Committee (CPAIC) in Nairobi concerning audit queries.

Auditor General Nancy Gathungu had raised issues about documents that were available, but were not handed over to the auditors when they made physical visits to the County headquarters in Kajiado.

Lenku accused the former officers Finance Executive Alais Kisota and Chief Finance Officer Sankaire Tima for allegedly failing to provide crucial documents to auditors.

The governor said he had since sent home the officials and reshuffled others. “I was forced to take administrative action against the former Finance Executive Alais Kisota and Chief Finance Officer Sankaire Tima for alleged errors of omission and poor engagement with the county’s external stakeholders,” he said.

Kisota was replaced by Michael Semera with Sankaire Tima’s position taken by Lekina Tutui. Kisota was moved to Gender, Tourism, Wildlife, Sports and Youth department with his chief officer Tima moved to Governor’s Delivery Unit (GDU).

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