In Summary
  • EACC in letter dated March 5, 2019 said they were verifying allegations in the many adverse reports received against Ms Issak.
  • Ms Issak served as county minster for Roads, Public Works and Transport between 2013 and 2015.
  • She presided over the contracting of heavy capital projects in 2013 that have since stalled.

Members of the Mandera County Assembly (MCAs) on Wednesday unanimously voted to approve a former county executive member to the position of chairperson of the County Public Service Board (CPSB).

Despite the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) writing to the assembly clerk indicating that the nominee was facing adverse allegations, MCAs said the candidate was fit for the position.

Ms Ethila Mohamud Issak was approved for the position of CPSB chairperson as Mr Mohamed Abdow Hussein got the secretary’s position.

EACC LETTER

EACC in letter dated March 5, 2019 signed by Mr Humphrey Mahiva, deputy director of investigations at the commission, said they were in the process of verifying allegations in the many adverse reports received against Ms Issak.

The commission said it has not undertaken any investigations against Mr Mohamed Abdow Hussein but warned that lack of records in the commission’s database was not a guarantee of absolute his integrity.

Mr Hussein has been serving as a senior clerk since 2014 at the Mandera County Assembly.

ROADS MINISTER

Ms Issak served as county minster for Roads, Public Works and Transport between 2013 and 2015 before being moved to the department of Water, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources between May 2015 and May 2017.

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