By Karanja Njoroge
The petitioner claims there is discrimination in the allocation of funds with one area being favoured.
Molo Town Council Chairman Michael Wang’ombe stated more money have been spent in Njoro District as compared to Molo District. He cited Kiambiriria Dispensary, Kiambiriria Primary and Mukorombosi Dispensary as some of the incomplete projects that deserve funds. High Court Judge Alfred Mabeya ordered the respondents be served pending an inter parties hearing at Nakuru High Court on September 24.
“I am convinced that if conservatory order is not granted as sought, the petitioner may suffer irreparable loss if the funds remaining are utilized in a manner contrary to the law,” said the judge adding that serious constitutional issues have been raised.
“ CDF funds are meant for the betterment of all citizens of a particular constituency and they cannot be applied in a skewed manner detrimental to any group of constituents,” he added. The Judge said he has seen a letter from the CDF Secretariat dated September 14 showing respondents have not been acting in an a equitable manner. Molo CDF committee and area MP Joseph Kiuna are the first and second respondents.
The order restrains them and their agents from making any withdrawals, drawing cheques or expenditure from the Molo CDF kitty ACCOUNT NO. 1122194781 at Kenya Commercial Bank, Njoro branch.
The court, however, allowed the committee to access Sh1.6 million between September 7 and the day when the application will be heard to avoid a collapse of the on-going projects.