Kinyanjui given 48-hours ultimatum to clear corrupt cartels in Procurement department

A section of Nakuru County residents have issued a 48 hours ultimatum to Governor Lee Kinyanjui to re-visit the changes he made in the procurement departments which the locals feel was ill advised.

Addressing media in Nakuru on Wednesday, the residents led by Mr. Joseph Malel say it was ill advice to transfer the Director Arbe Bashuna from procurement department to Lands.

Ms.Bashuna is said to have been given transfer letter at night a decision that locals have raised questions about.

Her position has been taken by one Ms Nancy Kimemia who once served as Director in the Pyrethrum sector.

According to Malel, it was wrong for Ms Nancy Kimemia to take the position yet her track record while at Pyrethrum sector is questionable.

The residents now want the office of the DPP and EACC to step in and investigate Ms Nancy Kimemia over corruption claims.

“We know very well that Pyrethrum sector failed while Ms Nancy was the Director of procurement then why is it that she has been given the procurement sector in county government? We are calling on Governor Kinyanjui to come out clear on this. We are also calling on the DPP and EACC to investigate her track record” said Mr.Malel.

Similar sentiments echoed by Nakuru Youth Caucus Chairman Daniel Kimani Gitau who said the youths will not tolerate corrupt cartels to operate within the county government of Nakuru denying the common citizens service delivery.

According to Kimani the move to have Director Arbe Bashuna transferred from procurement was orchestrated by Chief Officer Finance Department in collaboration with County secretary.

He says the move is a sign that there are individuals who are not happy with Ms Bashuna’s stand on corruption.

“Bashuna has been firm in her office when it comes to matters of fighting corrupt cartels and as leaders we are demanding that she be restored back to the Procurement Department and within 48 hours Ms Kimemia should be out of Procurement Department” said Kimani.

PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:A section of Nakuru County opinion leaders led by Mr.Malel Joseph and Nakuru Youth caucus chairman Daniel Kimani Gitau addressing media in Nakuru on Wednesday.

Pristone Mambili

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