Katelembo members want fund probe

Katelembo members want fund probe


Members of the scandal ridden Katelembo-Muputi society are demanding a full audit of the financial transactions since the current chairman took office after it emerged that massive withdrawals have been taking place.

The members fear that Sh10 million in the society accounts has disappeared since the current chairman took over after the death of the former chairman Peter Kamba.The chairman Wilson Muema also known as Muthungulule is accused of milking the society dry by making illegal transactions without the full approval of fellow directors and running a one-man show affairs.

The irate members cited cases where the chairman has transferred several plots to his name by armtwisting a section of the directors to sign the transfers without the authority of members. Directors of the society who are now split accused the chairman of receiving Sh100,000 purpoting to facilitate the taskforce on the society but the cash ended in his own pockets since the taskforce had completed its work. Muema is also accused of creating additional two zones against the law and nominating his friends to fill the positions for him to have full control of the society happenings.

The illegal zones include Kasinga which was filled by his crony Stephen Nzioka and Tendelyani which was taken by John Mbole. Another illegal director according to a source is Joel Wambua who is said to represent Kyumbi zone.

The members have petitioned commissioner of cooperatives to order the chairman to convene an annual general meeting now that the embattled chairman has thwarted any efforts to have members convene. On his schemes the chairman is said to have pocketed the county commissioner of cooperatives one Harrison Nyamu who has been frustrating members.

The society which used to be vibrant cannot move ahead after resignation of former treasurer. The current secretary although in office has refused to attend meetings terming them as illegal. Members who had eagerly waited for title deeds this year are stranded after the registrar refused to recognise the new management. Workers at the society have also gone for five months without pay due to the impasse.

Members who spoke to Weekly Citizen are now appealing to the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to intervene and have the conduct of the chairman investigated together with the surveyor Lawrence Muema both who are accused of doing illegal transactions at the society