In Summary
  • He called the move irrational and a waste of public resources, saying it was against the spirit of devolution.
  • However, Deputy Governor Wilson Ouma dismissed Mr Gumbo’s allegation, saying it was a bad rumour aimed at tarnishing his boss’s name.
  • Mr Gumbo vowed to continue piling pressure on both the national and county governments to bring down corruption.
  • Ms Odinga supported him, saying they would not relent in fighting against corruption in counties.

Public Accounts Committee chairman Nicholas Gumbo has accused Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga of using Sh20 million to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Tanzania President John Magufuli.

The Rarieda MP questioned governor Rasanga’s two-day trip to attend Mr Magufuli’s inauguration on November 5, 2015.

He called the move irrational and a waste of public resources, saying it was against the spirit of devolution.

“Governor Rasanga should come out clear and tell Siaya residents how he spent Sh20 million when he headed to Tanzania early this month for the swearing in of President Magufuli.

“I do not think that Magufuli is in any way related to Siaya County for the governor to spend public funds,” said Mr Gumbo.

Mr Gumbo was speaking Sunday in East Yimbo during the first anniversary of the death of Ms Joyce Aluoch Ogola, the mother of Bondo MP Gideon Ochanda.

Mr Magufuli is known to be a close friend of Cord leader Raila Odinga, who attended his swearing-in ceremony alongside other opposition politicians.

The ceremony was also attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta as well as other African heads of state.

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