Rift Valley Politicians Busted Over Stolen Money Expenditure.

Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago (center), Elgeyo Marakwet Alex Tolgos (L) and Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba (R) and Turkana Governor Josephat Nanok (second Right) at a past event

Elgeiyo Marakwet Governor, Alex Tolgos, has seemingly had enough of scandals and drama around the region. He exposed how some Rift Valley politicians he accuses of embezzling Arror and Kimwarer dams money are spending it.

The Jubilee Party Governor dished that a majority of the missing funds were being used to bankroll Rift Valley politics, while he was speaking in Keiyo South on Saturday. 

Alex Tolgos added that some of the leaders even bragged about how they intend to use the money to vie for better political seats in the upcoming 2022 elections.

Some of the suspects, he claims, used the funds to undermine him in the region.

“I can assure them that we will not have seats for suspects in the Arror and Kimwarer scandals. They have undermined what was to benefit our people and no one will elect them,” he divulged

The Arror and Kimwarer scandal, has, however, led to various high-ranking government officials, including suspended Treasury CS, Henry Rotich, being arrested in connection with the scandal.

Rotich was arrested, charged and released alongside his PS Kamau Thugge and other senior managers from the Kerio Valley Development Authority.

Tolgos also seized the opportunity to lash out at Senate’s majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen, accusing him of creating a rift between the county assembly and the executive.

The Governor also argued that it was the rift that is responsible for the current budgetary crisis in the county. “They want to make it look like I am weak but I will stand with the people and won’t allow them to have their way,” he remarked

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