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Thursday, 22 Jun 2017 12:23 EAT
Kangundo MP Katatha Maweu has been urged to clear a debt of Sh3 million he owe to the Kangundo Boys High School. According to the school BOG Chairman Benjamin Keli, the MP pledged to pay school fees for 65 students but has failed to do so hence leading to the huge debt.
Keli added that each student was supposed to pay 53,000 per year but Katatha only paid 3,000 for each student and stopped something he said interfered mostly with the feeding program of the entire school.
"The MP owes us a debt of Sh3 million for schools fees of about 65 boys he pledged to educate, he was supposed to pay Sh53,000 for each student but paid Sh3,000 for each putting the school in crisis," said Mr Keli.
However Mr Maweu defended himself saying that those complaining have some other interests whereby he said it is also possible to tell parents of the students to pay. He further pointed out that it is not Sh3 million as claimed saying even if it was 3million he would still pay, "Those complaining that it is Sh3 million have some other interests and I have not said I will not pay, we can tell their parents to pay and it will be cleared," said Mr Maweu.
Mr Fabian Muli who is aspiring for the Kangundo parliamentary seat said that the CDF account has over Sh37 million and questioned why the fees for the students has not been cleared. He further called out on the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) to investigate how funds have been used saying that majority of incumbent MPs have misused funds meant for development.
"It is a surprise that the Kangundo CDF account has over Sh37 million and the MP can not clear the fees, I am appealing to the PAC to investigate how funds have been used because some incumbent MPs have misused funds meant for development," said Mr Muli.
The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press