Kisumu’s County Executive Committee (CEC) Member for Finance, Nerry Achar, was dismissed from office on Monday.
The dismissal came after impeachment motion proposed by Members of the Kisumu County Assembly proved successful
Achar was expelled for defying procurement laws in the purchase of the governor’s vehicle, with the Assembly prompting the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the EACC to open a probe.
37 out of the 40 MCAs, who voted, adopted the motion to eject him from office.
Achar was given the opportunity to present himself over the weekend by an impromptu committee that had been set to oversee the special siting.
The special committee was chaired by Steve Owiti, the Kolwa East MCA; the chairman affirmed that an invitation had been sent out to the Finance CEC to either appear before the committee on Saturday or Sunday.
“For those two days, we were at the Assembly, waiting for the CEC but in vain,” he reiterated. Owiti went on to add that the committee members then made a unanimous decision to write a report and present it to the Assembly, leading to Achar’s impeachment.
Gard Olima, the Majority Chief Whip, elaborated that Achar could have used the opportunity over the weekend to respond to the allegations stated that Achar could have used the opportunity over the weekend to respond to the allegations.
MCA Owiti, who had instigated the impeachment motion, cited four grounds for the ouster, insisting Achar was not fit to hold a public office.
Allegations included incompetence and delays in reading the county’s budget, adding that the Finance CEC did not hold a relevant Degree in Finance and dwindling revenue collection in the county.