Kisii: Faked Accountability? Who Swallowed 150,000 Face Masks?

Kisii Governor James Ongwae issuing Face Masks to County MCAs Photo/County
Kisii Governor James Ongwae issuing Face Masks to County MCAs Photo/County

Confusion has once again hit the Kisii Governor James Ongwae’s number of masks issued to the Members of Kisii County Assembly. The masks were to be distributed to the 45 wards across the County.

On 29th June 2020 in the company of Kisii County commissioner, the ODM governor posted on his Facebook page to have distributed 600,000 face masks to the MCAs.

“In the company of County Commissioner and Kisii County MCAs, I today commissioned the distribution exercise of 600,000 face masks funded by the Kisii County Government. I appreciate the ability of the EPZ company Kenya to produce such a huge number of quality masks within a short time,” He posted.

In his second Paragraph, he says each of the 45 wards will receive 10,000 masks translating to a total of 450,000 face masks. The numbers give a deficit of 150,000 masks from the 600,000 distributed, where did they disappear to?

“The masks are to be distributed on a pro-rata basis with each of the 45 wards receiving 10,000 through ward representatives. I sincerely thank the MCAs for supporting the course through budgetary cuts from the assembly allocations during the supplementary budget,” He continued.

Early April, another Confusion emerged on the Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi’s alleged negotiated sanitizers that were donated to Kisii County Government by Kibos Sugar Company.

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Kisii Governor James Ongwae had told Journalists in Kisii that the Sugar Company delivered 3,000 liters of sanitizers worth 10M courtesy of Matiangi.

It later emerged that the 10M figures were allegedly cooked translating to Ksh 3,333 per liter. Confusion emerged after a script reading 5M was sent to Journalists from the Kisii Communication Department but a few minutes later a message followed from the Department, “Change the First Para 10 Million Please,”

The above has ignited unanswered questions with residents questioning if indeed the County executive is exhibiting integrity and accountability on their resources.