Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka has questioned Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua on how he has used money which has been disbursed to the county by the National Government from 2013.
Addressing the press Sunday, Senator Kabaka asked the Governor to account for the money he had been given during former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama reign accusing the Governor of always going against the County Assembly approved budget.
“Machakos Governor should come out and tell us where he takes all the money that he is being given by the National Government from Muthama’s tenure as the senator and now me, Mutua has nothing to show. Even when the County Assembly works on giving him a good budget he does things outside the planned budget, ” said the senator.
In May, Machakos MCAs said that Disciplined implementation of development projects was lacking in Machakos County. The concern was expressed during the debate at the assembly on the County Annual Development Plan (ADP) for the year 2020/21. The annual planning document had been submitted by Francis Maliti, the CECM for Finance and Economic Planning who is also the Machakos Deputy Governor.
Kabaka also cautioned Mutua on going about saying that he is interested in being a presidential candidate come 2022 as his stand on the Revenue Sharing Formula betrayed him because he did not consider other counties but he always put himself first saying that this was not a true representation of a leader.
“You should be careful when you go about saying that you are interested in the presidency come 2022. How can you be a president when you are fighting other counties? On Tuesday senators will tell you openly. You are expecting votes from the counties with money but what of that person in Turkana County? Do you expect them to give you a vote when you openly said that we are taking money from Machakos County to give to people in Turkana, ” Kabaka told off Mutua.
Last month, Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua called on Senator Kabaka for what he termed as backing Machakos losing money. He made a comparison of Senator Kabaka to his colleagues from the Ukambani region Senator Kiio and Senator Mutula Junior saying that the latter were pushing for more money to their counties unlike him.
The 3 senators from Ukambani; Enoch Wambua of Kitui, Boniface Kabaka of Machakos, and Mutula Kilonzo junior of Makueni vowed to defy party positions to pass the third generation sharing formula in the senate which will see counties such as Makueni and Kitui lose money.
Last week, Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka backed the formula to allocate revenue based on population and urged the Senate to fast track the law governing the administration of the Equalization Fund as its purpose is to cushion the marginalized counties which might lose money in the new formula.