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Abdulswamad calls on Parliament to investigate DP Gachagua’s claims

Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Nassir has called on the Parliament and Controller of Budget to investigate claims by DP Rigathi Gachagua that Ksh 10 billion has been transferred to the county.

Speaking on Tuesday, the Mombasa Governor noted that the County has managed its response to the ongoing El Nino floods using its own revenue and through the support of Red Cross.

“There have been claims that the National Government has released 10 billion shillings for El NiƱo response to the counties.

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For the avoidance of doubt, despite the challenges, the County Government of Mombasa has managed its disaster response from our own source revenue and with the support of the Red Cross, other Non-Governmental Organizations and independent entities with goodwill.

Parliament and the Controller of Budget should investigate these claims of disbursement of 10 billion shillings and clarify to the people of Kenya where this money actually went because it did not come to the counties.” he said.

According to the Governor, he is being challenged on all fronts due to his tough stand that the port of Mombasa must benefit the people of the county.

He also reiterated his political stand will always be behind former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who has always guided his political journey.

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