Trade Chief officer Mohamed Daud while being grilled by an Adhoc committee investigating alleged revenue misappropriation by former trade County Executive Committee member Hajir Dahiye.
BY OUR REPORTER.
Garissa: Garissa County Assembly members are investigating alleged loss of taxpayer’s money involving a county executive committee (CEC) member, Hajir Mohamed Dahiye.
Already two accounting chief officers and a director yesterday testified on the going probe against the CEC for Livestock and Economic Pastoral.
Messrs Mohamed Daud, Abdullahi Omar and Daud Biriye all confirmed that money collected as a tax from the public was diverted to private bank accounts and some into MPesa instead of depositing into authorized county government accounts.
The accounting officers produced documented evidence including money sent through MPesa account owned by Osman Roble Abdi who worked as personal assistant to the CEC.
The assembly’s probing adhoc committee chairman, Mahat Osman told the media that although there were enough tangible evidence that fraud was committed, fare hearing wil be given to those implicated in the criminal under doings.
Hajir is alleged to have masterminded the making of ficiouse revenue receipts, paid himself allowances in the names of non-existing casual staff and unnecessary hiring of public vehicles at exopitant money.
The adhoc chair said the assembly house will fully play its mandate to oversight and house clean the executive arm of the county administration.
Garissa county executive committee (CEC) Livestock and Economic Pastoral is facing sacking for the loss of the alleged 70 million.
It’s alleged that, I n a period of three months, estimated Sh 70 million of the tax payers was lost.