Busia Councilors face censure over Abuse of Office

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One of the councilors that risk censure include Harriet Namakwa, the female youth councilor. She is accused of being underage and unable to handle council matters as a district vice chairman.

More than 20 councilors have signed a petition seeking the censure of some of their own, for incompetence, misuse of office and corruption.
 
One of the councilors that risk censure include Harriet Namakwa, the female youth councilor. She is accused of being underage and unable to handle council matters as a district vice chairman.
 
25-year-old Namaka was nominated by the district chairperson and later approved by the council members in August 2011.
 
The secretary for finance Mangeni Mudibo, is also under the spotlight for abuse of office. Mudibo who is also the district councilor for Buhehe Sub County, is accused of being corrupt. Mudibo’s troubles stem from his alleged involvement in soliciting a bribe from an investor.
 
The councilors claim he received 1000 Kenyan shillings an equivalent of 30.000 Ugandan shillings from a sugar cane investor.
 
The petitioners led by  John Obuli and Raymond Othieno handed their petition to the  district speaker Fredie Achoka, on Friday and  ordered that the accused persons step aside to pave way for an investigation.
 
Anthony Egessa the clerk to council said a meeting will be convened next week to discuss the petitioner’s grievances.
 
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