Latest News

Governor Mwangaza denies spending millions on foreign trips, calls for correction of budget report

In a shocking turn of events, Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has come out swinging against the Controller of Budget over a controversial report detailing foreign travel expenses.

The report claimed that a whopping Sh903.20 million was spent on foreign trips during the years 2023-2024.

In a post on her Facebook account, Governor Mwangaza expressed disbelief at the erroneous report, asserting that she has not used public funds for any foreign trips since taking office.

“I am shocked and dismayed by the fact that a Government Agency (COB) can give a false report at a time when our Country Kenya needs factual information to avoid civil unrest. The report, in the first sentence accurately indicates that Meru County spent Sh43.75 million on foreign travel. Out of this, the County Assembly spent Sh42.84 million. But again, the same paragraph has an error either intentional or a typo,” the Meru governor stated

According to Governor Mwangaza the Meru County executive spent only Sh 910,000 and not Sh903.20 million as indicated by the Controller of Budget.

She called for correction to be made, emphasizing that the actual amount spent was significantly lower than what was reported.

“Since the 2022 elections I have never spent a single public coin on a foreign trip,” Mwangaza added.

The report indicated extravagant expenses on trips to destinations like Australia, Tanzania, Dubai, and Kampala, raising eyebrows at the staggering figures.

 The County Assembly also came under fire for their frequent visits to Arusha in Tanzania, totaling Ksh.28 million in expenses.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button