Bar owners in Uasin Gishu county, have petitioned the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission, to reign on looters of the money collected through Alcoholic Licensing Board.
Huge amounts of over 20 million have been withdrawn for the last three weeks to finance campaign activities of governor Mandago.
However, last year, 2016, the former director of the Alcoholics Licensing Board passed on, and left over 20 million expenditure unaccounted for.
The Governor picked his long time friend, Silas K. Boit as a director to continue to exploit bar owners and loot the entire earnings.
One of the distressed ward administrators from Kimumu, Beatrice Menjo complained that documents are being fictitiously prepared to indicate that an activity has been done and the money is swindled away.
“Boit always insists that it is the directive of the Governor requiring that such monies be directed to the county administration,” she added.
So far, over Ksh 150 million has been collected from the Alcoholic License Board, but no rehabilitation of addicts has been done.
Uasin Gishu Bar Owners Associations have threatened to move to court seeking legal intervention, and also involve the EACC to unearth the massive looting of the money.
Some of the Mandago’s social media inciters and fracas organisers are also on the same payroll courtesy of the monies collected from the bar owners.
The Alcoholic Board is semi autonomous hence they are not in IFMIS system which makes it a clear conduit for looting public funds meant for development of the county.