Vihiga senator George Khaniri has insisted that Vihiga governor Wilber Ottichilo must appear before the senate to answer audit queries in his executive expenditure.
Khaniri, while addressing faithful at Elia Khungu African Divine Church in Emabungo ward ward said Ottichilo must appear before the senate public accounts committee to answer some of the auditor’s queries and the reported massive corruption deals that have marred his executive.
Khaniri said Ottichilo will have to explain to the senate committee various audit queries including the payment of Sh23 million for architectural drawing of the governor’s residential house.
He added that the senate Pac committee will also grill Ottichilo over the purchase of riparian land in Sabatia subcounty at an exorbitant price of Sh23 million which is meant for construction of governor’s official house to a tune of Sh154 million.
Khaniri said he is not happy with the way the county is being run asking Ottichilo to style up and fight corruption in his government or risk prosecution. Khaniri said wanton corruption in Ottichilo’s executive must be stopped. He blames Ottichillo’s chief-of-staff Noah Okaya of being the ring leader in the looting cartel. Khaniri said the devolution money is supposed to benefit the electorate and not to end in the pockets of a few corrupt people.
He said he wants to see the electorate accessing clean piped water, good roads infrastructure, well equipped health facilities among other amenities.
“I appeal to Vihiga governor Dr Wilbur Ottichilo to style up and crack the whip on wanton corruption in his executive. I struggle to bring money from the National Government through the Senate to the county to benefit my people and not to end up in the pockets of a few corrupt people,” Khaniri stated