Kilifi, KENYA: Kilifi County Governor Amason Kingi has vowed to sue the five companies that allegedly defrauded money from the county government.
Kingi who was addressing the residents of Kilifi during a public rally presided over by CORD leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday, said his government will go to court on Friday this week.
“As a result, my government will go to court this Friday to sue the five companies and this will act as an example to other counties having been invaded by these companies,” Kingi added.
Kingi blamed the loss of sh. 51.2 Million from his county government’s departments of Health Services and Finance and economic planning, to the IFMIS loop holes.
He said since the inception of the internet connected system of payments, many hurdles have been the order of the day in running the government.
“All this is due to the IFMIS loop holes which I think we were against it since its inception,I think the national government must take action on the system should they be dedicated to deliver to the people of Kenya.” said Kingi.
Meanwhile, Mombasa County Governor Hassan Joho has called out on deputy president William Ruto for using vulgar language when talking about CORD leaders.
He urged Ruto to dedicate himself to doing his work ethically and accept criticism, rather than abusing opposition leaders.
“The other day DP Ruto called me an academic dwarf. I want to tell him that I will not respond to him through the same language but I will tell him the truth, and I am ready to call him an academic giant but he must not get used to that,” said Joho.
The loss of money was reported to have happened on 27th September 2016.
The companies in question are: Daima One Enterprises whose directors are Sarah Wangui Kamau, Makegra supplies Ltd whose directors are; Mary M. Kamau and Kennedy K. Irungu, Leadership Edge Associates Ltd whose directors are; Samuel B. Macharia and Kangai K. Mwangi, Zohali services Ltd whose directors are Anne Muthoni Kibogo and Lucy Wangui Kibogo and finally Kilingi investment Company Ltd whose dirctors are Stephen Mutua Mwinzi and Hellen M. Mutisya.