In Summary
  • The EACC found out that the 50 interns hired by the assembly were allegedly put on the payroll like the regular staff.

  • The assembly Speaker George Okode will not be summoned at this point of the probe.

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has summoned 41 members of the Siaya County Assembly to shed light on the controversial trip to Uganda earlier this year.

The ward reps are expected to appear before the detectives at the EACC offices in Kisumu from Monday next week record statements in relation to the trip where Sh8.2 million was spent.

Each of the 41 ward reps allegedly received Sh200,000 during the trip to the neighbouring country.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

According a letter from the agency dated July 31, 2019, addressed to the assembly clerk, the MCAs have been asked to bring, with them their original travel documents (passport) which they used during the said trip in February.

The letter seen by Nation reads in part “Kindly facilitate the individuals named here below to come to our offices in Kisumu on August 12, 2019.  They are expected to carry copies of the original travel documents."

EACC spokesman Yassin Amaro on Tuesday told Nation that the ward representatives are expected to provide information that will enable the anti-graft agency establish whether the said trip indeed happened.

He however added that the assembly Speaker George Okode has not been be summoned.

INVESTIGATIONS

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