Ouko queries Sh592m legal costs at Sonko's City Hall
SEE ALSO :Esther Passaris to sue Nairobi GovernorThe report exposed that Sh83 million was paid to Koceyo advocates with no evidence of the services that the law firm gave. Another Sh85 million was paid to Momanyi and Company Associates again without documentary proof of services given. Arrest warrants Other payments not supported by adequate evidence include Sh32.3 million paid to Wachira, Mburu, Mwangi and advocates, Sh20 million made to Prof Tom Ojienda and associates, Sh20.4 million to Kithi and company advocates and another Sh15.9 paid to Koceyo and advocates. “It’s very worrying that the county has allocated a lot of money to the legal department which is being lost,” said nominated MCA Silvia Kihoro.
SEE ALSO :Waititu grilled again over graft claimsThe watchdog committee was also concerned that the department had not acted on a previous recommendation that former finance officials Luke Gatimu, Gregory Mwakanongo, and Maurice Okere be charged and barred from holding public office. The officials were allegedly found responsible for the loss of Sh480 million in legal fees. But Moseko came to his department’s defence, saying that the expenditure was due to warrants of arrest and garnishee orders issued to them by the courts. He argued that the department had to pay, or risk officials being arrested.
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