, NAIROBI Kenya, Feb 18 – Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua now says he is ready to answer any question arising from the Auditor General’s report that indicates he has misappropriated funds.
Speaking when he launched 70 ambulances for his County on Tuesday, Mutua refuted the report saying he was only focused on developing Machakos.
The Auditor General has released a report indicating that millions of shillings meant for County development had been misappropriated.
“All the money that we are spending in the County, we are squeezing each and every shilling to ensure services are provided to our people. We’ve seen people running around with questions… and am saying each and every question asked to us, we shall explain because we have nothing to hide in Machakos,” he stressed.
“I wish to say that we are able to achieve all our development projects because we planned ahead even before we prepared our budget so as to capture our manifesto promises. We are also adhering to strict procurement guidelines and transparency.”
Mutua maintained that his focus was only in helping the populace of his County.
“We have set reserve prices so we get goods and services at market prices and even as the case of these new ambulances, we managed to get them below the market prices. All the money we have is for the people and not for corrupt elements and we make sure every shilling gives us value,” he stated.
“Some people have wondered; does Machakos have more money than other counties. We are doing this because we are spending all money for the people and not for corrupt networks.”
He said it was not business as usual in the county “just as the President and his deputy say, we are in a digital generation.”