Bring ‘em on: Nathif brushes aside EACC allegations

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Garissa county secretary Mohamud Mursal takes Mr. Mohamed (in cap), the incoming Education CEC through the Oath of office as Governor Nathif, His Deputy Hussein, Public service Chairman Harun and other County officials follow keenly.

By Suleiman Hassan

Garissa Governor Nathif Jama has once again distanced himself from corruption allegations levelled against him by the Ethics and Anti-corruption commission.

Speaking in Garissa after witnessing the swearing in of the new county executive for education Mr. Mohamed Noor, Governor Nathif termed the allegations a witch hunt by his political opponents and pointed an accusing finger at EACC for being used by the said group.

Governor Nathif Jama flanked by other leaders from the County when he signed the deal with Red Cross boss Abass Gullet on March 25, 2014

Nathif came under fire on Thursday from the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko who gave his prosecution the green light.

He is co-accused with six staff in his administration over malpractices in the hiring of ambulances from the Kenya Red Cross with sources putting the cost at Kshs 20,000 per day.

The governor however denies the allegations saying the required procurement process was duly followed and all the finances spent in the process could be traced and accounted for.

The ambulances in the controversial deal that is pitting EACC against Governor Nathif

 

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