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Migori County Assembly Scandal

The Migori county Assembly Scandal was a 2019-2020 accusation of misappropriation of public money by the officials of the the county assembly of Migori. Okoth Obado was the governor. In the scandal, a number of county official were arrested and taken to court to face various charges

The Speaker, Board Chairman, Deputy Speaker, board members and supply chain officers respectively are said to have

  1. Conspired to misappropriate Sh10 million from Migori County assembly, between 23rd May 2019 and 15th July 2019.
  2. willful failure to comply with the laws relating to management of public funds by directing the clerk to expend funds appropriated for development purposes in payment of recurrent expenditures amounting to Sh25.3 million.”Between 19th July and October 2019, being speaker and board Chairman, Deputy speaker and board members, of Migori County willfully failed to comply with applicable law and procedures relating to management of public funds

Emanuel Kingwara the Acting assembly clerk was further accused of:

  1. willfully failing to comply with laws relating to procurement and management of public funds by initiating procurement and award of a contract for construction of Migori County assembly speaker’s residence which had not been budgeted for.
  2. The court documents stated that he also transferred funds requisitioned for development expenditure for payment of recurrent activities amounting to Sh25.3 million.
  3. Abuse of office where he used his office to improperly confer a benefit of Sh13. 4million to M/S Guumba Contractors Limited.

Tom Onyango the suspended clerk was also charged with abuse of office by improperly confering a benefit of Sh6.5 million.

Okelo was charged with deceiving a principle

Pamawe Construction Company, Wanna and Kibuthi were charged with fraudulent acquisition of the public property.

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