Garissa County’s MCAs ready to bite again

By NepJournal April 18, 2014 09:25

Garissa County’s MCAs ready to bite again

Idriss Mukhtar

Mr. Idris making a point at a past function


Members of the county assembly in Garissa have turned their attention to the Executive after successfully sending home the public service board.

Five members of the county executive committee are reportedly under the microscope and the assembly has started with the Finance docket.

Majority leader and Galbet ward MCA Mr. Ibrahim Abdi Ali yesteday moved the motion to oust Mr. Idriss Muktar of Finance and economic planning.

Mr. Idriss has reportedly failed to honor summons by several committees of the house to clear his name on abuse of office claims.

“The CEC member failed to respect request made by the Budget and Appropriation Committee and the Public Accounts and Investments Committee. This is a gross violation of the Constitution and other relevant laws,” Mr Ali told the house while moving the motion.

The house recently sent home the entire members of the Public service board on allegations of abuse of office such as irregular recruitment of staff.

The board has since moved to court seeking orders to stop the house from de-gazetting them. The case will be heard on May 8, this year.

Those under the microscope of the house have accused it of witch – hunt but this allegation was rubbished by several members we spoke to who said that the house will safeguard the interests of those who ‘elected them.’

The Garissa county assembly has emerged to be the most feared in the three counties of North Eastern Kenya. Time will tell who will be next after it clears with the five executive committee members that are currently under scrutiny.

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