2022 POLITICS

Poghisio denies calling on EACC to probe graft in West Pokot

'Voters will decide who will lead them in 2022'

In Summary

• Governor challenged to produce the letter he claims was written by the senator

• Poghisio says each leader has his duties clearly stipulated in the constitution and nobody should point fingers at the other

 

 

 

 

 

West Pokot Senator Samuel Poghisio says he has never written to the EACC asking the anti-graft agency to investigate "mismanagement of funds" at the devolved unit.

 Poghisio was reacting to Governor John Lonyangapuo's allegations that he wrote to Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to probe the county government over mismanagement of funds.

“The governor should produce the letter he claims I wrote to EACC. We should not play dirty politics; we should focus on delivering to residents who elected us,” he said.

The senator said leaders should not stop EACC officials from executing their mandate.

“Let’s stop coming up with excuses that will bar other bodies from executing their constitutional mandate,” he said, adding that it was too early to engage in 2022 politics.

“Voters will decide who will lead them,” he said.

Last week, Governor Lonyangapuo was reported on a local radio station accusing the senator of writing to the EACC calling for investigations on funds mismanagement at the county.

The senator has said that each leader has his duties clearly stipulated in the constitution and nobody should point fingers at the other.

“We should not feel insecure when others other execute their mandate since they cannot take over your positions,” he said.