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Wajir MCAs want Governor Mohamed Abdi out

NORTH EASTERN
By Abdimalik Hajir | April 22nd 2021
Wajir Governor Mohammed Abdi (C) accompanied by his CEC Finance Abdi Hakim (L) and County Secretary Abdullahi Hassan [Boniface Okendo, Standard]

MCAs in Wajir have once again filed a notice of motion at the county assembly to impeach governor Mohamed Abdi over allegations of gross misconduct.

They accused the governor of ignoring the agreement they had with him when they dropped the first motion of impeachment they had filed against him.

Speaker Ahmed Ibrahim Yakub confirmed he had received the notice of motion signed by 25 MCAs.

Tula Tula MCA Abdullahi Issack Mohamed, the mover of the motion, claimed the governor has failed to account for the money allocated to the county.

He said Abdi has also failed to provide quarterly expenditure reports to the county assembly as required by the Public Finance Management Act.

They claimed the county administration has also failed to remit over Sh70 million meant for operations of the county assembly. 

"The governor has also failed to submit to the county assembly an annual report on the implementation status of  county policies and plans," said the notice.

According to the motion, the county government has also violated Public Finance Management 2015 by operating 19 bank accounts in local commercial banks and not at Central Bank of Kenya.

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MCA said the Governor Abdi-led administration has also exceeded the expenditure limit of 35 per cent of county government’s total revenue against the law.

The notice also accuses the governor of failing to draft the Medium Term Strategy for the Financial Year 2020/2021.

Efforts by The Standard to reach the governor for comment were futile. 

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