How 12 million Kitui BBI mobilization funds went missing has become the center of counter-accusation between former Kitui governor Charity Ngilu and MPs allied to former VP Kalonzo Musyoka.
Ukambani leaders have since accused Ngilu of diverting the Sh 12 million mobilization money for personal use.
The money was meant for the mobilization of supporters to attend the Kitui BBI rally.
Perhaps that can explain the lustre attendance of Kitui BBi rally compared to previous rallies in Kisii, Kakamega and and Mombasa.
The Sh 12 million Kitui BBI mobilization funds was extended to the Kitui governor by the BBI task force committee for the organizing and mobilization of residents to attend the rally.
As it is the norm, she was supposed to share with other Ukambani leaders who were supposed to ferry supporters from their constituencies.
However Ngilu is said to have used a paltry Sh 5 million and pocketed the rest.
Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua took to the press yesterday flanked by other MPs from the Ukambani region to condemn Charity Ngilu for stealing public funds. Wambua called for the EACC to investigate her, saying her act had disadvantaged the residence of Kitui who wanted to present their views at the rally. The Senator also castigated Ngilu for the blatant incitement of her supporters to attack Moses Kuria. According to Wambua, NCIC should move swiftly and apprehend the governor for incitement.
However in a quick rejoinder, Ngilu has accused Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and some Ukambani Mps of receiving sh 20 milllion from Deputy President William Ruto to cause havoc and disorder at the rally through Moses Kuria. Ngilu said the money was used to ferry drunk supporters who shouted her down demanding that Moses Kuria be given space at the podium.
But what might come as a surprise from the 12 million Kitui BBI mobilization funds fiasco is the use of public funds in BBI rallies. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the rallies have gobbled a whooping Sh 200 million so far. With a budget of Sh 10 billion extended to the BBI task force committee phase 2 activities, public funds may end up in the pockets of individuals.