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Garissa’s Nadhif dismisses corruption allegation, terms EACC report witch-hunt



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Garissa County governor at the Jamuhuri event.

Garissa County governor Nadhif Jama

GARISSA—Garissa governor, Nadhif Jama Adam has distanced himself from the corruption allegations, saying he was ready to defend himself at the courts of law.

Speaking in Garissa Sa

turday when he sworn in the new county education minister, Mohamed Noor, Governor Jamaa said the cost of hiring the ambulances from Emergency-Plus, a company owned by the Kenyan Red Cross, was not inflated as alleged.

The Ethics and Anticorruption Commission (EACC) has accused Garissa county government of cost-inflating the procurement of the emergency vehicles, a case that the Director of Public Prosecution, Kerioko Tobiko presented before the members of the national assembly Thursday.

“Mr. Jama is among the four governors widely mentioned in the anti-corruption agency report I received,” Kerioko told the Parliament.

Governor Jama said he was not sacred of the report, saying the anti-graft agency was being used as a vehicle to dismantle his political achievements

“I am sure my political opponents are using the EACC in a witch-hunt campaign and I assure you that they will not succeed,” he said.

The emergency vehicles were similarly hired by the county of Wajir and Mandera.

“The anti-graft agency recommended the prosecution of the governor and six county staff over the inflated hiring of seven ambulances from the Kenya Red Cross,” Tobiko said.

Mr. urged Garissa residents to stay calm, assuring that “no force will derail me from delivering service to the people of Garissa.”


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