Kilifi Mps want government agencies to probe companies linked to corruption scandal

Kilifi Mps want government agencies to probe companies linked to corruption scandal

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MCA's in the newly refurbished Kilifi county Assembly. PHOTO: DAVID NGUMBAO.

Nairobi,KENYA: Kilifi legislators have called state agencies to move in and initiate investigations against companies linked to the sh. 51million scam rocking Kilifi county.

In a media briefing at parliamentary buildings on Wednesday,led by Malindi member of parliament Willy Mtengo,the legislators urged Ethics and Anti corruption commission,Director of criminal investigations ,anti banking fraud unit and Director of Public Prosecution to conduct independent investigations and take appropriate action against the alleged companies.

“All state agencies involvedin the investigations in this saga should carry out independent investigations and take appropriate action.”Mtengo said.

He urged the relevant agencies to initiate lifestyle audit on all county staff to ascertain the source of their wealth.

“We further ask for  lifestyle audit conducted on all county government staff with a view of ascertaining their sudden source of wealth they seem to enjoy.”Mtengo said.

The legislators urged Kilifi governor Amason  Kingi to take appropriate action against county executive officers and chief accounting officers who were mentioned in the scam by interdicting them.

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Last week,  Kingi publicised names of directors of five Nairobi-based companies said to have collaborated with his county officials to swindle at least Sh51 million from Kilifi’s bank account.

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