Mike Sonko's wife, daughter Saumu on spot for using county money to travel to US conference




Nairobi county Speaker Beatrice Elachi has given the Public Accounts Committee a seven-day ultimatum to investigate the alleged miscellaneous spending by Governor Mike Sonko's family. This is after Kitusuru MCA Alvin Palapala tabled a motion before the house seeking Sonko's family to be investigated saying they are not County officials.


As a result, Elachi immediately ordered the committee chair who is also Mabatini MCA Wilfred Oluoch to move with speed and investigate Sonko's family over involvement in misappropriation of county staffs.


"Honourable members, this is a serious matter before the house. I have personally seen the documents and the money as alleged was spent on the executive side. As such PAC and budget committee to do thorough investigation and report back next week Wednesday," Elachi said.


Sonko's wife Primrose Mbuvi (pictured) and daughter Saumu Mbuvi used KSh 2.4 million taxpayers money on a New York trip. Photo: Primrose Mbuvi. Source: Facebook Crucial documents in possession by TUKO.co.ke showed Sonko's wife Primrose Mbuvi and daughter Saumu Mbuvi used KSh 2.4 million taxpayers money on a New York trip.


According to another letter dated March 12 2018 by the former Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua confirmed both Saumu and Primrose attended the conference.


The 62nd Commission on the Status of Women Conference was held in New York, USA from March 12 to 23, 2018. This is not the first case of alleged graft involving embattled governor.


Sonko who recently surrendered the county to National government is fighting in court over graft case amounting to KSh 357 million. TUKO.co.ke understands that embattled Nairobi county governor and Palapala have been major political antagonists.


Recently, he accused Palapala of embezzlement of nursery funds, which the ward representative denied. Efforts to get comments from Primrose and Saumu were futile.


This article was originally published on Tuko Kenya.

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