Nairobi Opposition MCAs want the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and police to investigate KSh 410 million paid to lawyers by the county government.
The MCAs yesterday wrote to EACC and Directorate of Criminal Investigations to investigate who the money was paid to and for which service rendered.
They termed the payment as fictitious and a scheme to defraud the public its money.
Led by Makongeni MCA Peter Imwatok, the legislators prevailed on the anti-graft agencies to ask urgent questions about the alleged misappropriation and swindling of county monies, saying they had objected to the disbursements but their pleas fell on deaf ears.
“Did Nairobi county government provide to you the specific files handled by the law firms above including details of the cases, letters of instructions and contract agreements between the year 2013 and 2020 as requested by yourselves?
“Did the county government provide all the payment vouchers and cheque counterfoils as requested by yourselves?” read part of the letter in which the MCAs want the investigating agencies to declare the status of their findings.
According to Imwatok, Nairobi deputy governor Ann Kananu must come clean and explain how the payments were made and prove no coin was lost in the suspicious payments.
Some of the legal firms adversely mentioned are K Macharia and Company Advocates which received KSh 16 million, Kithi and Company Advocates received KSh 9 million, Letangule and Company advocates were paid KSh 32 million.
Others included Miller and Company advocates which got KSh 27 million, Kwanga Mboya and Advocates pocketed KSh 18 million, Koceyo and Company Advocates receiving KSh 10 million, Osero and Company Advocates were allocated KSh 18 million, while Mose and Milimo associates pocketed KSh 51 million among other top firms.