CEC Finance, CO disaster on spot over Ward COVID-19 relief food

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Nakuru County CECM for Finance Peter Kityenya and Chief Officer for Disaster Anne Njenga will next week appear before the County assembly Committee on Disaster to respond to queries over County COVID-19 relief food program for wards.

This is according to Nakuru County assembly Committee on disaster Chairperson Stanley Karanja.

Karanja who is also the Naivasha East MCA says the county has spent huge money on the program and it will be prudent to ensure that every coin is accounted for.

During the Wednesday afternoon session, the temporary speaker Lare Ward MCA Philip Wanjohi made a communication to the MCAs requiring them to collect a questionnaire and fill it concerning the program and how the food was distributed in their respective wards.

“You are required to collect the questionnaire as you leave the chambers so that you can fill” said Wanjohi.

Naivasha East MCA Stanley Karanja who is also the chair Disaster Committee calling on MCAs to ensure they fill and return the questionnaires by Tuesday next week.

Karanja says this will allow room for the Chief Officer Disaster Anne Njenga to appear before the committee on Wednesday next week so that they can know whether the information submitted by the MCAs corresponds with the one form the county executive.

“I would request that we do it very fast so that by Tuesday we return the forms. As you know the committee will be inviting CO disaster as well as CEC Finance Peter Kityenya” said Karanja.

The county government in mid-June had ward committees formed and names of needy households identified in every ward.

The COVID-19 relief food distribution program in wards was however marred with numerous complaints from residents.

In many wards there were chaos after it emerged that many that were on the list of beneficiaries were left out with no food.

The County government of Nakuru is currently focusing on the private schools and ECDE teachers.

According to Chief Officer Education Jamleck Maina, over 3000 teachers in the county will benefit from the COVID-19 relief food program.