Embattled Siaya deputy governor William Oduol disclosed the amount of money Siaya governor James Orengo withdrew from the county's account in the period between November and January.
Speaking in Citizen TV, the deputy governor revealed that James Orengo embezzled over 100 million claiming that the money was for county operations. Oduol asserted that the mischievous operations came to his attention when he realized that abdormal withdrawals were taking place without the approval of the county's finance committee.
“Towards the end of November, I started noticing huge and abnormal withdrawals from the account. So I summoned finance officers to my office to explain those abnormal withdrawals, which they couldn’t explain,” he said.
He said that the finance officers confessed after he threatened to invite EACC to do an investigation into corruption claims . Oduol stated that the finance officers from the county disclosed to him that the Governor has been initiating withdrawals for a period of three months.
“I threatened that I was going to invite the EACC to come to the office, then they confessed that they have been withdrawing and taking the funds to the office of the governor for county operations. In three months (November to January) they had withdrawn over Sh100 million,” Oduol claimed.
These actions by the deputy governor caused wrangles between him and his boss. The deputy governor is now facing an impeachment from the Members of County Assembly (MCA's) on allegations that he is a UDA mole.
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