Governor Kivutha Lashes Out After Senate Betrayal
Governor Kivutha Kibwana has on Thursday, September 19, lashed out at the Senate's Public Accounts Committee for alleging that he had knowingly snubbed their summons to address irregularities raised by an audit report.
In an angry tirade on Twitter, Kibwana alleged that the Senate PAC had gone ahead to paint him in a bad light even after he had informed them prior that he would not be available on the date of the summon.
"I did write to the Senate Clerk informing him of my unavailability due to prior diarized engagements outside the country and asking for deferment," he explained.
He further stated that he had followed up on the letter and negotiated with the Senate Clerk and the PAC chair, notifying them of his absence.
He claimed that he had done everything in his power to make sure that the views of the committee were respected, including seeking to have the appearance moved forward, but to no avail.
Kibwana also explained that he had even briefed the deputy governor, who was ready to appear before the committee accompanied by the finance team to answer the questions
"I'm very shocked to learn that the PAC chair said that I absconded the invite without any explanation," he lamented.
He expressed regret with the conduct of the public account committee, whom he claimed were only interested in painting the county government in a bad light.
This, he complained, was based on a document that is allegedly in circulation, which he stated was posted by Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina whose source was questionable.
He castigated Opiyo Wandayi, the chair of the PAC for allowing such a fraudulent document to be tabled despite his experience.
"We are surprised that as ourselves were preparing to make an appearance before the committee to respond to genuine audit queries, the Senate PAC Chair, his committee, and local senators were in a conspiracy to come to corner us with a strange, unauthenticated and unsubstantiated document," he claimed.
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