By Sammy Jakaa
During a finance, staff and general purpose committee meeting held at the council hall, the civic leaders resolved to send home Councillor Maurice Chetambe and Pascal Okiru, a public officer, just a day after they led residents in a demonstration over the alleged misappropriation of Sh15 million meant for the council projects.
The main agenda for the meeting chaired by Councillor Noah Otauti of Akoret ward was to discuss the conduct of the two officers.
According to the council, the two were part of a task force mandated to investigate the alleged misuse of funds and was required to table their findings before the committee.
But instead of reporting back to the committee they organised a demonstration to lock out those alleged to have embezzled the funds.
âWe expected Chetambe and Okiru to avail information on the Sh15 million said to have been misappropriated,â said Otauti.
Council Clerk James Mugweru confirmed that the decision to suspend them was arrived at both the finance committee and the full council meeting.
Chetambe, however, dismissed the suspension arguing that the councillors have no powers to suspend him.
âWe have all the documented proof to show that the funds have been misappropriated,â he said and challenged the treasurer to prove him otherwise.