Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria and Senator Irungu Kanga’ata Clash

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Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria and Senator Irungu Kanga’ata on Friday clashed before a parliamentary committee.

Wa Iria, who appeared before the Senate County Public Accounts and Investments Committee, accused Kang’ata of using issues raised by the Auditor General to incite the residents against his administration.

Muranga Governor, Mwangi Wa Iria accused his Senator, Irungu Kang’ata, of poking nose and inciting Muranga county residents on TV and radio just hours before he appeared before the committee early this morning.

Kang’ata playing defensive, mentioned he was only but addressing residents on serious matters raised by the auditor concerning financial operations at the county government. The auditor general in a report noted Mwangi wa Iria’s administration had gross financial management flaws. The report showed trips to Mombasa by Murang’a MCAs had seen the loss of funds over 80M with no supporting documents on how the monies were spent.

Kang’ata was quick to point out that he doesn’t see why the governor is becoming jittery when we ask these issues. The auditor flagged had flagged the trips, saying they were paid by the executive, yet the county assembly has its own budget for such activities. Another Sh4,063,900 trip by 46 staff members to Mombasa was also queried. The expenditure was not supported by attendance schedules, work tickets, and bus fare tickets.

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