Nandi County governor Stephen Sang is on the spot yet again over the loss of close to 2.3B shillings since he took office in 2017. The revelations were made by the vocal county’s senator Samson Cherargei who has been considered the mouthpiece of Nandi by the locals.
Cherargei claimed that the 2.3B loss had been pointed out by the Auditor General and it implicates six departments in Governor Sang’s administration as having been involved in this massive theft and looting.
“Governor Sang cannot account for 2.3 Billion shillings yet he’s busy hoodwinking common mwananchi by suspending junior officers. We want to make Nandi Governor – Stephen Sang a perfect example of how Wanjiku can revolt and chase out corrupt County officials from office,” said the Nandi Senator
The county has been in the limelight following the “disappearance” of materials procured by the Department of Education worth 234M shillings, meant for construction of Early Childhood Education Centers within the county.
The materials included iron sheets, cement, ceiling boards, bricks and nails. It is now emerging that these materials were taken to hoes of senior officials in the county government under the supervision of the governor. The ECD project was allocated the 234M in both 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years.
”It is now time for Governor Sang to resign following massive allegations of graft facing his administration. Today’s suspension of 15 County officials by Governor Sang and instigating his own investigation using his own officers is a mockery of the public,” reads part of Senator Cherargei’s statement on the theft.
The governor recently come under sharp criticism from the locals for using nepotism and employing only young incompetent ladies commonly known as the ‘slayqueens’ in his administration.
According to reports, the Senator listed corruption, flawed and unfair appointment processes and accused Sang of nepotism and favoritism in public appointments.
However, the governor hit back at the allegations terming them childish.