Ward representatives have summoned a Finance executive to explain who was footing the Bill for the ongoing campaign to dissolve the county.
The summons to County Executive Committee (CEC) member for Finance and Planning Davis Mwangoma comes at a time the relationship between the Executive and the County Assembly has hit an all-time low following a dispute over the 2019/20 budget estimates.
Governor Granton Samboja declined to assent to the budget and is pushing for the dissolution of the county to end the standoff.
Earlier, the ward reps had summoned two other executives, Houghton Mombo (Roads) and Gertrude Shuwe (Lands and Environment). They are all expected to appear before the assembly on Monday next week to answer to various allegations, among them engaging in the campaigns to collect signatures in support of the county’s dissolution at the expense of serving the public.
Also on the ward reps’ radar is the Sport executive Bigvai Mwailemi, and his Water counterpart Gasper Kabaka.
The collection of signatures was launched by the governor on July 22 and has so far garnered 50,000.
“We suspect that the county administration is using public resources to fund the exercise, which is being supervised by the CECs. We want the Executive to shed light on the matter,” said Budget and Appropriation Committee chairperson Godwin Kilele.
In his statement, which was passed by the House last week, Mr Kilele demanded to know more about ballooning pending Bills and some project votes.
The MCAs seek responses from the executive from various CECs. According to an MCA, more than 170 pending statements are yet to be responded to by the Executive since last year.
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