Lamu, KENYA: The Lamu County Executive for Lands,Physical Planning,Infrastructure,Urban Development and Water Amina Rashid, has been impeached.
Amina was impeached after a five member committee constituted to investigate allegations of incompetence, corruption and abuse of office against her tabled its findings in the house on Thursday.
The report was adopted by 13 out of the 18 MCAs who were present during the tabling.
In the report,Amina is accused of creating and paying off ‘ghost land owners’ during the compensation of those whose lands were acquired for the new Lamu port Lapsset at Kililana area.
Amina is implicated for paying huge amounts of money running into millions to unknown persons and her relatives at the site, a move that was classified as gross violation of the constitution, corruption and abuse of office.
The CEC is also implicated for failing to produce a spatial plan for her docket as required by the constitution.
The report indicated that according to the Government Act(2012),Section 109 of the County Government Act demands that a county department develop a 10 year county sectoral plan and that for the three years she has been in office, the CEC has failed to produce a sectoral plan for her docket, hence the incompetence.
A total of Sh.17 and 20 Million were located to her docket for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 financial years respectively, for which the CEC has never prepared a sectoral plan.
The committee also found the CEC at fault for commencing and stalling projects worth hefty amounts of money within various wards in the county.
“The projects that have stalled in her docket are so huge in terms of the monetary allocation. She has never prepared even a draft spatial plan detailing how she uses the funds.
There was Sh.25 Million for the Mangai and Kiunga water projects, there is nothing to show.