In Summary
  • The ward reps alleged that the county government is hiding something in the procurement of the vehicles.
  • On Sunday, the official residence of the Homa Bay County Commissioner was also burnt.
  • Mr Awuor accused the county government, and especially Mr Orata, of deception.

A group of MCAs from Homa Bay now want investigative agencies to probe the alleged detention of two county fire engines at the Mombasa port.

The MCAs asked the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to investigate the whereabouts of the emergency vehicles that were acquired by the county government in June.

Led by Homa Bay Town East MCA Juma Awuor and his Homa Bay Town Central counterpart Julius Nyambok, the ward reps alleged that the county government is hiding something in the procurement of the vehicles.

The county had inherited a fire engine from the defunct county council but it later broke down.

DONATION

In July, Homa Bay Deputy Governor Hamilton Orata announced that the government had received a donation of firefighting machines including two engines with a capacity of 18,000 litres of water from the Cumbria County Council in the United Kingdom.

He further announced that 16 young people would be trained on how to deal with emergencies like fires and accidents and that the county government would build fire stations in all its eight sub-counties.

YOUTH

Cumbria Workington Rotary Club International Chairman Ken Kirkwood went further to identify the youth who were to benefit from programme.

However, up to now not a single firefighting machine has reached Homa Bay from the Mombasa port where they are said to be kept after being imported from the UK.

Mr Awuor accused the county government, and especially Mr Orata, of deception.

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