Senator Omar accuses Governor Joho of Sh1 billion theft – VIDEO
Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar has accused Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho of massive theft after failing to account for Sh1 billion.
Senator Omar alleged the money was misappropriated through payment for garbage collection in the last four years.
At a media briefing on Monday, the senator poked holes into two of Governor Joho’s projects, the garbage collection system and the planned Sh200 billion redevelopment of old estates.
The lawmaker now wants relevant agencies to probe claims that the county irregularly awarded the contract for garbage collection through single-sourcing.
Senator Omar claims the county annually pays Sh300 million for the service but Mombasa town remain filthy.
He said the tender was single sourced and awarded to Governor Joho’s close associates without adhereing to the Public Procurement and Disposal Act.
“They have defrauded us through a garbage collectors system that is not working, they have enriched themselves whereas the county continues to remain dirty,” he said.
The Senator wants Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to forward the file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution for prosecution of those involved in irregular award of the contract and payments.
“It cannot be demonstrated as how the annual payment of Sh300 million was arrived at as payment to the company as the procedure for the procurements was not followed,” Mr Omar said.
He also alleged that the multi-billion housing project could lead to privatisation of public housing.
The Senator also wants the Sh200 billion planed public housing estate in Mombasa, which is to be developed by a private developer be stopped.