Mombasa deputy governor responds to claims of “stealing” county furniture

The pick up truck that was allegedly loading furniture from deputy governor Hazel Katana's office at treasury square, Mombasa. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa,KENYA: Mombasa county Deputy Governor Hazel Katana has responded to claims leveled against her of trying to take furniture belonging to the county government from her office.

Speaking to Baraka FM on Thursday,Director of Communications and Public Relations Mombasa county Communication Richard Chacha said officers from the Mombasa county inspectorate impounded a pick up truck loading furniture from Katana’s office at treasury square.

“There was no communication from her regarding her taking away the furniture the officers just found men trying to take the furniture at about 6pm last evening.” Said Chacha.

He added that the suspects said they were sent by the deputy governor and it was not immediately established where they were taking the furniture to.

Speaking to Baraka FM during the Mega breakfast show on Thursday Katana responded to the claims leveled against her saying she was not aware.

“I have just seen the information on social media I don’t know what is going on. At the moment I have no comment on the allegations.” Said Katana.

According to the office of the Director of Communications and Public Relations, the furniture is the property of Mombasa county government and is clearly marked so.

At the moment the impounded vehicle is at the inspectorate yard at Tudor, when contacted, Mombasa County Chief inspectorate Charles Changawa said he will get back to Baraka FM on the matter.

“I can’t talk right now. I will call you back.” Said Changawa.

This comes as the deputy governor recently decamped from ODM to Jubilee party where she said she will vie for the Mombasa Senator seat.

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