More hard days for Governor Obado over misuse of Sh145m - 3 months ago, 17 Nov 10:59

By: Rawlings Otieno

Embattled Migori Governor Okoth Obado (pictured) problems has escalated after a Senate Committee directed the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to investigate him for flouting the law by using funds which were not allocated by the County Assembly. 

The County Public Accounts and Investment Committee (CPAIC) in his report tabled at the Senate, wants Obado be investigated for a budget over run on purchase of motor vehicles amounting to Sh145 million.

In auditing the 2013-14 financial year, the first year of devolution, the Senator Moses Kajwang’ led committee established that the approved budget allocation for the year 2013-2014 for purchase of motor vehicles to the various Ministries and Departments was Sh122,700,000.

However, the actual amount used for purchase of motor vehicles was Sh267,988,539, resulting in a budget over run on purchase of motor vehicles amounting to Sh145, 288,539 which represents 118 per cent.

According to the committee, there was no supplementary budget ...
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