Wangamati’s administration has been rocked with corruption scandals especially with the funds meant to fight the global pandemic COVID-19.

The motion to impeach Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati has finally been tabled in the county assembly.

The motion which has been sponsored by the civil society organizations targets to sack Wangamati in what they allege as corruption, high handidness, misuse of his office and irreconcilable relationship with the assembly.
Already the petition has been submitted to the assembly and the speaker Emmanuel Situma has committed it to the public administration Committee.

On Thursday July 2, Public administration Committee chairperson who is also the Khalaba ward MCA Henry Okumu Majimbo said that they are ready to carry on with the Impeachment process that should start next week.
“We have 60 days to investigate  Wangamati, we will be fair enough as a committee and we will need enough evidence from the petitioners to enable us speed up the impeachment process, am also welcoming other people with interests and enough evidences who want to be enjoined in the petition,” said Majimbo.
Wangamati’s administration has been rocked with corruption scandals especially with the funds meant to fight the global pandemic COVID-19.

The administration allegedly borrowed Sh6.9 million from Bungoma county referral hospital which was allegedly squandered.
Reports indicated that the emergency response committee members purchased 600, 20 litres Jerrycans at Sh10,000 each hence brewing animosity as the worst graft scandal ever witnessed.
The graft allegations led to the impeachment of the county health and sanitation CEC Dr.Antony Walela and his public administration counterpart Richard Sabwami.
In the process of impeaching Agriculture CEC Mathews Chirasha Makanda, he obtained the conservatory orders from the labour and relations high Court in Kisumu until the case is heard and determined hence giving the trio a stay order.
The civil society group in the county also claim that the governor micromanages the budget process and allocates it to different ministries without following the due processes.

They claim that there was no budget for the construction of Sh1.4 billion 6.5 Kilometres dual carriageway project from Musikoma junction to Kanduyi market hence money was haphazardly picked from different ministries to run the project which was an afterthought.
The human rights activists also claim that there was no bill to allow the governor to fund the scholarship program.
“The scholarship program is a noble idea but the process wasn’t followed and there was no bill to guide it hence it was structureless this could lead to the lose of the public funds,” read part of the petition.
Already the county government is collecting signatures to enable it dissolve the devolved unit and go for a by election to seek fresh mandate from the voters.
Governor Wangamati allegedly initiated the process in what he termed has the irreconcilible difference with the county assembly.

He also accused Bungoma senator Moses Wetang’ula of interfering with the assembly leadership through micromanaging it hence making it hard for him to run the county hence the dissolution process.
However, Wetang’ula has denied any wrong doing and asked Wangamati to put his house in order and stop shifting blames to other leaders.


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