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EMBU residents call for forensic audit in Health docket over corruption

 The Kenya Power Embu branch has written again to the county government of Embu demanding payment of electricity debt amounting to Ksh 15,301,963.89 million.

Martin Wambora is the Council of Governors Chairman and Embu Governor. Photo/COURTESY

In a letter dated 10th January 2022 the power firm said that it had first written to the county government on 5th November 2021 to have the debt cleared by 15th November the same year but the county government failed to honour their demands.

Kenya Power has now threatened to disconnect electricity in all health facilities.

"We want to bring to your attention that we have not received any payment towards the electricity debt which currently stand at KSh 15,301,963.89 being outstanding bills for the Embu County public health facilities accounts as at 10th January 2022,"part of the letter read.

The letter signed by Engineer Vincent Okello the Embu County Kenya power business manager indicated that if the county government fail to settle the bill within two days after receiving the letter the power will be disconnected in all health facilities.

"We hereby request you to facilitate the settlement of this debt within the next two days from receipt of this letter to ensure uninterrupted power supply to your installations. Please note that we shall interrupt supply on 13th January, 2022 without further reference in case you fail to make payment as requested,'' the letter read.


The letter comes barely two days after the deputy governor David Kariuki who was acting as county CEC in charge of Health docket resigned accusing the governor for failing to support him better health services in the county.

Kariuki said he was not comfortable with how things were in the docket that receives a lion share in the budget.

One day after his resignation, governor Martin Wambora appointed public service chief officer John Mukundi as the acting CEC for Health.

Some residents in Embu County have called for forensic audit in Embu County health docket to ascertain whether there has been massive corruption leading to strangulation of operations in a docket that gets over a billion shilling in the county budget.


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