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Why locals want Nakuru West NG-CDF account closed

But in a quick rejoinder, Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama rubbished the allegations raised by the group terming them baseless.

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Members of the Nakuru County Accountability and Good governance Forum addressing media in Nakuru.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

A section of opinion leaders from Nakuru Town West Constituency have raised questions on the manner in which funds from NG-CDF are being used in the area.

Under the umbrella Nakuru County Accountability and Good Governance Forum, the leaders allege there has been scheme by the area leadership to mishandle the kitty.

Led by Nakuru County Accountability and Good Governance Forum’s Chair Jimmy Wagakabu, they noted that Nakuru Town West has been receiving over Sh 700 million since 2013 to 2019 yet there has not been major development realized in the area.

They also alleged that the area MP has been using intimidation tactics to silence locals who try to question his way of handling issues.

The leaders now vowing to move to court to seek alternative solution in the all issue after what they termed lack of cooperation from the NG-CDF office to issue them with relevant information.

They want the court to issue orders to stop the NG-CDF account for Nakuru Town West constituency until the projects in question re verified.

“We have exhausted all avenues in seeking information on the projects and now we shall be moving to court as the last option. We want the court to issue orders stopping the NG-CDF account until issues raised are addressed” said Wagakabu.

Nakuru ODM politician Hezron Okiki who is also a member of the Nakuru County Accountability and Good Governance Forum on his part claiming that the security apparatus in Nakuru west are operating in the interest of political class.

He called on the national government to move with speed and ensure all administrators in the area serve the interests of the people rather than those of politicians.

“We want the government to come and address this issue. We cannot have a police station that is run by a politician” said Okiki.

His sentiments echoed by Nakuru West resident and businessman Victor Ngatia.

Ngatia noted that residents of Nakuru West have been taken for joy ride for many years but time is now for action.

“This is a notice to them, we know what they are doing and time has come that we are saying ‘hatutapangwa,tumejipanga wenyewe” said Ngatia.

But in a quick rejoinder, Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama rubbished the allegations raised by the group terming them baseless.

While terming them as busy bodies who are out to tarnish his development record in Nakuru West, the Jubilee Legislator maintained that he cannot mix baseless politics with matters development.

He added that as a Member of Parliament for Nakuru Town West, his development record is clear and that anyone who wants to know anything on the same should visit the NG-CDF website.

“Members of parliament are not part of how NG-CDF money  is used due to the amendment we did.So if anyone can wake up to say Arama has misused money let them understand how NG-CDF works first” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Process on to probe Nakuru West NG-CDF Board over misappropriation of funds

Led by the lobby group’s chair Jimmy Wagakabu, the residents claim that a number of projects launched by area MP Samuel Arama since 2014 were questionable.

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Hezron Okiki and Jimmy Wagakabu from Nakuru County Opinion Leaders and Accountability Forum addressing media in Nakuru on Jan 19, 2021.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Residents of Nakuru Town West are in the process of compiling a report to be submitted to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) over alleged misappropriation of Constituency funds.

Under the umbrella Nakuru County Opinion Leaders and Accountability Forum, the locals are demanding that a probe be launched into the area’s Constituency Development Fund (CDF) over alleged misappropriation of funds.

Led by the lobby group’s chair Jimmy Wagakabu, the residents claim that a number of projects launched by area MP Samuel Arama since 2014 were questionable.

According to Wagakabu, they are in possession of a report on all the projects initiated in Nakuru west from 2014 to 2019 which indicates misappropriation of funds.

He adds that they have also with them the report from the auditor General’s office which also raises similar concerns on NG-CDF projects in Nakuru Town West.

The report from the auditor General’s office dated Nov 3, 2016 on Nakuru Town West Constituency for the year that ended in June 2015 indicates unexplained over expenditure.

On bursaries, the report indicated that there were no acknowledgement letters to confirm that the bursary funds were received by various schools and benefited the intended students.

It is on this basis that the Nakuru County Opinion Leaders and Accountability Forum has vowed not to relent in fighting for justice and ensuring value for taxpayer’s money.

“We have had a cry in how the over 700 million shillings has been used in Nakuru Town West since 2014.Instead of being given the right information we are being threatened with abuses that even touch on our families. However, this will not deter us from fighting for truth” said Wagakabu.

Sentiments echoed by Nakuru resident and ODM politician Hezron Okiki who stated that no single threats will stop them from liberating Nakuru Town West Constituency.

Okiki adds that last year parents were given bursary forms to fill to a tune of Sh 34 million but due to COVID-19, the Cheques were cancelled and this year parents were told to fill new forms.

According to Okiki,this is another area that the EACC should investigate the NG-CDF office in Nakuru Town West.

“How do you cancel Cheques and throw them away yet they are official documents? The office should come out clear on this” said Okiki.

Arama has however been on record rubbishing the claims raised by the lobby group.

The MP maintained that all projects initiated by the CDF are scrutinized by the Kenya National Audit Office.

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7 suspected confirm gangsters nabbed

Confirming the incident, Nakuru town west OCPD Samwel Gathuku said, “We were alerted of a crime suspect living in the homestead before stumbling on bhang growing at the backyard farm with over 2,000 plants”.

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Police vehicle at a past scene of crime.PHOTO/Source/DCI

Police officers from multiagency operations nabbed seven suspected confirm gangsters in an isolated posh milimani home, Nakuru West on Thursday afternoon.

Confirming the incident, Nakuru town west OCPD Samwel Gathuku said, “We were alerted of a crime suspect living in the homestead before stumbling on bhang growing at the backyard farm with over 2,000 plants”.
He said that six men and one woman  were arrested among the suspects he said have shifted base from the informal settlements after a huge operation was undertaken.
According to the officer,9 mobile phones, several sim cards were also recovered, which they suspect were being used to extort money from the public through connng and vowed to continue to undertake serious operations.

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MP Arama maintains Jubilee will carry the day in London’s by-elections

Addressing the media in Nakuru just two days after the Party primaries were held, Arama said as a Jubilee Legislator and strong supporter of President Uhuru Kenyatta he will rally behind the nominee Francis Njoroge.

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama addressing media in Nakuru town on January 11, 2021.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama has maintained that Jubilee Party nominee for the London Ward by-elections Francis Njoroge Njogu will carry the day on March 4, 2021.

Addressing the media in Nakuru just two days after the Party primaries were held, Arama said as a Jubilee Legislator and strong supporter of President Uhuru Kenyatta he will rally behind the nominee Francis Njoroge.

He called on London Ward residents to come out in large numbers on March 4 for the by-elections and ensure Jubilee retains the seat.

“Am a strong supporter of the President and I support the Jubilee nominee and that is Njoroge and I will rally behind him and urge my constituents in London to vote for him so that Jubilee retains the seat” said Arama.

Arama once again called on all Jubilee leaders in Nakuru including Governor Lee Kinyanjui to stand firm and support Francis Njoroge-the Jubilee nominee for the forthcoming by-elections.

The vocal legislator argued that the bad blood that seemed to be there between Kinynajui and Njoroge over the matatu issue in town should not be left in the past so that leaders can rally behind Njoroge.

“The governor has nothing to do with me, I have nothing to do with him..All we are saying as agreed before is that as Jubilee leaders we rally behind our nominee” stated Arama.

It will be recalled that two weeks ago before the Jubilee Party Primaries in London, Arama vowed to ensure that Jubilee Party captures the seat in the forthcoming by elections.

He noted that as a Jubilee Legislator he will work day and night to ensure the seat is retained by Jubilee.

Arama told off those going around with the Msambweni narrative where Jubilee lost.

According to him, London Ward is Jubilee zone and whatever happened in Msambweni has no room.

The London Ward seat fell vacant following the death of MCA Sammy Mbugua.

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