Machakos County Assembly refutes halting development agenda

Written By: Muraya Kamunde
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Machakos County Assembly has refuted claims that they failed to pass the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) halting development agenda of Machakos County and that necessary procedures were not followed in impeaching the Deputy Governor.

Addressing the press, County Assembly Deputy Speaker Paul Museku, termed the reports as propaganda arguing that the controller of budget has been releasing money to Machakos County but the authority has been misappropriating the allocations.

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“The controller of budget wrote a letter to all counties in July 2018 stating that they will not allow release of funds to counties which had not passed important planning documents such as County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP)” said Museku.

A section of members of Machakos County Assembly defended their move to impeach the County Executive Committee member in charge of finance who is also doubles up the Deputy Governor Francis Maliti claiming that all the necessary procedures were followed.

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The MCA’s argued that the discussion on public participation has not been possible after the County boss Afred Mutua appointed CEC’s in charge of various county dockets without the approval of the county assembly.

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They further faulted County’s administration for claiming that there is no money for development yet the controller of budget has been releasing money to the county every financial year.

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They claimed the budget is not being implemented as planned.

They further faulted the county’s administration for claiming that there is no money for development

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has been reading malice in the impeachment of his the Deputy Governor Francis Maliti claiming the impeachment could be linked to a petition challenging his election currently before the Supreme Court.

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