MCAs should impeach corrupt Governors – Kalonzo

Wiper party leader while addressing the press on the third generation revenue sharing formula impasse Monday. Kalonzo asked MCAs to impeach MCAs misappropriating public funds. (Photo credit - Courtesy)

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has said that to stop misappropriation of funds in County Governments MCAs in County assemblies should impeach Governors found misusing public funds.

In a press release to media houses, the party leader said that devolution was the backbone of the country and that it required utmost care but it has been handled with a lot of corruption.

Kalonzo went ahead to urge the EACC, office of the DPP and DCI to act swiftly in bringing to book any county official who has been involved in misappropriation of funds intended for the local Mwananchi.

“The county assemblies should move swiftly to impeach any County Governor found culpable for misappropriation of public funds. I also urge the EACC, DPP, and DCI to act swiftly and bring to book the county officials involved in misappropriation of funds intended for mwananchi, ” he said.

On the third generation revenue sharing formula, Kalonzo backed the proposal to consider population parameters as the funds are meant for use by people.

The wiper leader also urged the Senate to fast track the law governing the administration of the Equalization Fund as its purpose is to cushion the marginalized counties.

“Increase significantly the money going to Equalization Fund whose purpose is to cushion the marginalized counties and this will be achieved through an amendment of the constitution by The BBI process,” Kalonzo advised.

Misappropriation of funds in counties has been among impeachment charges of many Governors by MCAs with Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu being the latest governor to be subjected to impeachment before the motion failed to be tabled.

Ngilu’s impeachment motion had accused her of misappropriation of public funds, Conflict of interest in the procurement of the ballast crusher, Failure to appoint a Health CECM for over 2 years, undermining the authority of the County Assembly and failing to dismiss Trade, cooperative and Investment CECM Philip Mumo even after the assembly impeached him among other accusations. For the 12 charges in the impeachment motion, refer to our recent story.

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