In Summary
  • Mr Mugambi said that the government had to step in to save the mills from imminent collapse.
  • He warned that those found to have embezzled funds will face the full force of the law.
  • The mills have been shut down to allow auditors conduct their work without interference.

The management of the multi-million shillings Mwea Rice Mills has been dissolved over audit queries and a fresh one constituted.

According to the National Irrigation Board’s General Manager Gitonga Mugambi, the management officials were sent packing and replaced immediately following complaints of misuse of funds and gross mismanagement of the mills started way back in the 1960s.

Speaking to journalists on Thursday evening, Mr Mugambi said that the government had to step in to save the mills from imminent collapse.

"We had to move in fast following hue and cry from the stakeholders,” he added.

AUDITORS DISPATCHED

He revealed that a team of auditors has been dispatched to look into the books of accounts.

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