A resident of Uasin Gishu County has written to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission(EACC) requesting the anti-graft agency to probe the County Government over the planned acquisition of the National Bank building at a cost of Sh568 million.
Through his advocates Triple K, Benjamin Magerer Kiptanui, a resident of Turbo Sub County, wrote EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak over what he termed ‘irregular purchase’ of the Bank Building.
“Our client being a businessman and a person dealing in properties within Eldoret town, opines a valuation of such a dilapidated building is overstated in huge margins and will be tantamount to wastage of public resources of the great people of Uasin Gishu County,” read the letter by Triple K advocates.
The citizen has accused Governor Jackson Mandago’s administration of disregarding the law noting that the process did not take account public participation.
Further, the petitioner said the cost of purchasing the building was blatantly exaggerated considering it is in a poor state.
In the letter, Triple K now wants EACC to investigate and stop the purchase of the building to avert misuse and plunder of public resources.