Nakuru CEC Finance Joseph Kiuna is a besieged man. His fate lies in the hands of MCAs as youth leaders petitioned the County Assembly to probe him following a recall of funds allocated to all wards aimed at youth and sports development.
It remains to be seen if the CEC will survive the onslaught or he will follow Halima Gababa, who left under similar circumstances.
The petition is in relation to sports funds (Kshs 30,000 per ward) that were given to Sports officer for teams’ planning to participate in inter-county games.
However it has emerged that the funds were later recalled by the Finance department under unclear circumstances.
Nakuru youths have now raised concerns after it emerged that the funds were returned without any clear signing documents.To make matters worse, this means the Teams’ preparation for the games have been derailed by the move.
Through the petition, the youths want the CEC to be investigated over what they term is misconduct and unclear appropriation of funds which they say may amount to corruption in the finance docket.
Daniel Gitau is the chairman Nakuru County Youth Caucus.“We want the CEC investigated over what is seen as misconduct in his docket so that he does not mess up the Finance department” said Gitau.