• While presenting the report to EACC headquarters, Ngara MCA Chege Mwaura said the report had highlighted areas which the anti-graft commission ought to look into.
• Kileleshwa MCA Robert Alai claimed that the board had been turned into a cash cow where some individuals used to cut some deals.
Nairobi MCAs have urged the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to act upon a report that recommended the prosecution of former City Hall officials.
The five former City Hall employees were accused of misappropriating Sh209 million of taxpayer's money for the Nairobi Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board in the Financial Year 2019-2020.
Speaking on Thursday while presenting the report to EACC headquarters, Ngara MCA Chege Mwaura said the report had highlighted areas which the anti-graft commission ought to look into.
“On the liquor board report, there are some glaring issues like overstepping their mandate due to little scrutiny before,” he said.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was investigating the Auditor General’s report, which contained details of cash flows for the year ended June 30, 2020.
Mwaura, who is the PAC Committee chairman said the focus was shifted to Liquor license and alcohol control of Nairobi because it is a big revenue earner.
“In others, we felt that some good works were done, we have also recommended that the number of bank accounts by Liquor board be reduced,” he noted.
The committee recommended that the liquor board should have at least one account that deals with fines and another that deals with licenses so that the accounting can be easy.
On his end, Kileleshwa MCA Robert Alai claimed that the board had been turned into a cash cow where some individuals used to cut some deals.
“The problems with the liquor board is what has brought about the issue of unlicensed bars in Nairobi. This is because their licenses were issued at site and the Sub-County Committee was not involved as required,” he said.
During its investigations, the committee found out that unsupported vouchers totalling Sh96, 586,552 were not provided by the implicated persons during their tenure in office.
These included Sh58 million for workshop allowances, Sh35 million for monthly allowances, and Sh3.5 million for monthly sitting allowances.