Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos has dismissed claims that he is being hunted down by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission(EACC) over misappropriation of Sh200 million.
Governor Tolgos while addressing the press after being grilled at Integrity Centre, said the fuel money in question was only Sh742,000.
“The fuel which was supplied was Sh742,670 so I am wondering where the media got the Sh200 million,” said Tolgos.
He said the county’s annual development budget is Sh800 million and therefore it would not have been possible to use Sh200 million on fuel alone.
“I want to clarify to the media that I had come here to give my side of the story about that supply,” said Tolgos adding that the fuel supply was to ambulances and other vehicles in the health department.
The Governor also sought to clarify that the company that supplied the fuel in question was his before he relinquished it to another dealer.