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11 Siaya MCAs who failed in re-election yet to pay Ksh.12M

Eleven members of the first Siaya County Assembly who failed in their re-election bid are yet to clear more than Ksh. 12 million which was advanced to them as car loans, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has revealed.

According to the commission, staff at the county executive further owe the government a total of Ksh. 61,886, 378 as un-surrendered imprests for a period dating back to the financial year 2019/ 2020.

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The EACC says that county government employees owe the government a whooping Ksh. 36,435,257 as un accounted for imprest in the just concluded 2022/2023 financial year while in the previous year (2021/2022), the amount stood at Ksh. 2,807,126.

Speaking during the release of findings and recommendations of the corruption risk assessment into the systems, policies, procedures and practices of both the executive and the assembly, EACC commissioner, John Ogalo said that Siaya was one of the six counties chosen to pilot the establishment of corruption prevention committees.

He called on  the county government and the assembly to strictly adhere to the vote book control procedures, lamenting that payment vouchers were being paid for without commitment in the vote books.

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