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Governor Sonko suspends top county officials over misuse of funds

By Japheth Ogila | Published Mon, July 30th 2018 at 14:30, Updated July 30th 2018 at 14:59 GMT +3
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko in a past event. [Photo/Courtesy]

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has suspended three top county officials over misuse of funds.

 A statement from Nairobi City Hall boss reads:

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"I have this morning suspended several Nairobi County officials among them, Chief of Staff Mr. Brian Mugo, acting Chief Officer –Finance Mr. Ekaya Alumasi, and acting Head of County Treasury Mr. Stephen Mutua over misuse of public funds, pending investigations."

Sonko states that the ball now rests with the office of the Director of Criminal Investigation headed by George Kinoti to unearth the truth behind the missing funds. He has urged the DCI office to speed up the investigation on the matter.

Besides sending a stern warning, Sonko says those found guilty of misappropriating funds will be brought to book.

Following the decision, he has reshuffled his cabinet and appointed Allan Igambi as the CEC Finance, as Newton Munene moves to trade.

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