Kenya’s Best Performing Governor Summoned Over Audit Queries

Dr Alfred Mutua, Governor of Machakos County

Machakos  Governor Alfred Mutua has been summoned by the Senate’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) over audit queries.

According to a report from the former Auditor-General Edward Ouko, Mutua is supposed to give insights on the expenditure in the 2017/18 Financial Year.

The governor previously failed to appear for this summons. PAC Chair Moses Kajwang allowed Mutua to miss the summons last year because he was attending an official meeting in Malindi.

The summons come at a time when the former government spokesperson has been named the best governor in Kenya. According to a survey All Africa Advisors, Mutua is by far the best performing county boss in Kenya with 460 points, 20 ahead of his Kakamega counterpart Wycliffe Oparanya.

A file photo of Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua before the Senate Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights in Parliament Buildings. PHOTO COURTESY

The governor has faced several allegations of corruption from his critics.

In his defence, he said that he was rich and he could not steal public funds. He also said he was ready for arrest and questioning on allegations of corruption.

“All these allegations started with Muthama … that I bought vehicles … these people are thick … I bought vehicles at a low price just to be able to purchase ambulances,” he said.

“If I am found guilty please arrest me, but let them be careful what they wish for as they also have questions to answer,” he told a business community meeting at Kenyatta stadium last month.


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