In Summary
  • Through Speaker Onyango Oloo, the assembly has officially written to Governor Anyang' Nyong'o asking him to effect the decision of the House - 37 MCAs voted against three for Mr Achar's impeachment.
  • The executive is accused of violating the Constitution in terms of budgetary allocations and the delayed payment of contractors.
  • The committee also recommended that the Director of criminal Investigations and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission take up the matter as it borders on offences such as economic crimes.

The Kisumu County assembly has adopted a committee report recommending the sacking of Finance executive Nerry Achar.

Through Speaker Onyango Oloo, the assembly has officially written to Governor Anyang' Nyong'o asking him to effect the decision of the House - 37 MCAs voted against three for Mr Achar's impeachment.

Kolwa East Ward Representative Steve Owiti, who moved the motion, wanted the governor to dismiss Mr Achar for alleged incompetence, abuse of office, gross misconduct and gross violation of the Constitution.

Mr Owiti said, “The assembly as a wing of the county government ceases to recognise or transact any business with Mr Achar as the CEC. Any communication coming from him shall not be admitted or recognised by the assembly."

ACCUSATIONS

The executive is accused of violating the Constitution in terms of budgetary allocations and the delayed payment of contractors.

In a special sitting on Tuesday morning, MCAs found him unfit to hold any public office within the county government of Kisumu.

The lawmakers found Mr Achar culpable of allegations including flouting procurement procedures in the recent purchase of the governor's vehicle.

They also said he refused to implement Kisumu County Finance Act, 2018/19 by not collecting revenue as approved in the assembly.

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