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Motion to impeach Nyeri governor filed

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By Nderitu Gichure | August 26th 2016
Misappropriating Sh352.9 million is among the accusations levelled against Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua in a motion seeking to impeach him. PHOTO: COURTESY

Misappropriating Sh352.9 million is among the accusations levelled against Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua in a motion seeking to impeach him.

Mathari/Kiganjo MCA Mutahi Baragu who moved the motion cited nine grounds for removing the county boss, which also includes violation of the Constitution.

Mr Baragu, who arrived at the assembly a few minutes past 4pm to a rousing welcome from more than 35 members also accused the governor of failing to perform his duties.

"Residents of this county are suffering because the governor has failed to provide leadership," the MCA said.

FINANCIAL YEAR

Baragu said Gachagua had failed to explain how Sh352 million was spent. The motion cited the Annual Budget Implementation Status Report for 2015/16 financial year during which the county utilised Sh1.1 billion on development.

Another Sh808.3 million was used for development but Sh352.9 million remain unaccounted for.

Baragu also accused the county government of utilising locally collected revenue at source against the law.

"The Controller of Budget, during the first quarter of 2015/16, authorised withdrawal of Sh545 million from the operations account. However, the county ended up spending only Sh615 million," he told the House.

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