Nandi County assembly forms ad hoc committee to look into graft allegations

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Nandi Governor Stephen Sang had already suspended some CECs after the graft revelations
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang

The County Assembly of Nandi has unanimously selected a nine-member committee to look into the graft allegations at the County. The house agreed for the formation of the ad hoc committee without any single opposition from the members, despite the fact that the County Governor had also formed another committee.

The focus of investigation will target the departments of transport and infrastructure and education where massive theft of goods was experienced.

The committee constitutes nine members from various house committees led by their chairperson Hon. Walter Teno who is the MCA for Chemase/Chemelil ward.

The Assembly members said they decided to form their own committee to investigate corruption in the County because they don’t trust the committee formed by Nandi Governor Stephen Sang, which they termed one sided and incapable to do what is fully required.

Last month, Nandi Governor Stephen Sang suspended County officials including three CECs, after the theft of government property including tyres and ECDE building materials. He also formed a seven-member ad hoc committee to investigate the whole matter, which wasn’t welcomed by the County assembly.