Fri. Jun 5th, 2020

Officers Sent Packing as Covid Relief Food Goes Missing

Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya addressing the media recently. Image: (Courtesy)

By KAHONZI KALIWA

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Kwale county governor Salim Mvurya has suspended three administrators from Mwereni ward, Lungalunga Sub County over missing relief food meant for starving locals in the area.
Acting Mwereni ward administrator Chaka Tsungu in collaboration with two village administrators allegedly stole 6 sacks of maize on Friday lastweek. 
Mvurya said relief food that was distributed to every ward was meant for locals who are at risk of starving during these trying moments of covid_19 pandemic and not county officers. 
” The relief food that we are distributing is not enough to cater for 67 percent of Kwale people who needs urgent assistance.”
“We are surprised that officers who earn salaries every month could go to that extent of stealing relief food, we cannot tolerate this and action must be taken against them, ” said the governor. 
The county boss warned government officers over misusing local resources. 
At the same time Mvurya urged locals to report any incident that aims to oppress them.

Kwale residents receive relief food from the county government. Image: (Courtesy)

Matano Bakayoko a resident in Mwereni who witnessed the incident said the administrators planned to sell the 6sacks of maize.
“The acting ward administrator asked a youth who is a bodaboda operator to take the 4 sacks to his shop and two sacks for himself.   The administrator later changed his mind and added another 2 sacks to his store.  The boda boda rider was paid shillings 1000. “Said the Bakayoko.
He called upon the county leadership to sack such workers.
This comes a month after Mwereni ward administrator was dismissed from his duty for being corrupt.

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