Six Makueni Members of County Assembly (MCAs) were on Monday arrested for fraudulently receiving public funds amounting to over Sh1 million.
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) says the six Ward Representatives claimed and received Sh175,018.50 each in full per diem for a trip to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which had been privately sponsored.
The six; Timothy Sirei Maneno, Bernard Wambua, Cosmas Mutunga, Bensley Mwania, John Muli and Bernard Muthoka, will be arraigned in court on Tuesday to face charges of fraudulent acquisition of public property.
“The private Dubai trip, which was fully sponsored by the then MP, Hon. Dr. Patrick Musimba, was undertaken from 14/04/2014 to 21/04/2014. Upon return, the MCAs fraudulently claimed and received Sh175,018.50 each as per diem which they were not entitled to,” EACC said in a statement.
The anti-graft agency said the MCAs will be charged alongside the then Clerk of Makueni County Assembly Edward Libendi, who allegedly facilitated the illegal payments.