Court freezes county account as resident claims Sh340m looted

Mandera Governor Ali Roba. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

The petitioner, Isamil Abdullahi Abdirahman had through lawyer Eric Kinaro claimed Governor Roba and county chief executive for Finance had colluded with County Assembly to pass a Supplementary Budget as a means of looting public funds.

Abdirahman said Supplementary Budget passed by the assembly on February 14 had budgeted for some projects being undertaken by the national government while leaving out projects which affect the residents.

“Under the Supplementary Budget, an estimated Sh336 million has been allocated to some ghost projects which have not been accounted for while some areas have been marginalised without a single penny being allocated to them,” said Kinaro.

He stated that the people of Mandera will suffer untold prejudice because their funds will be misappropriated and embezzled through illegal schemes.     

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