Nairobi MCA in bursaries fraud saga denies involvement, blames Sonko

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Kitisuru Ward MCA Alvin Olando Palapala involved in the Nairobi County Assembly bursary fraud has denied involvement saying he is not a signatory to the bursary fund account.

“My people of Kitisuru are going to demonstrate on Friday because I always call them and give them bursaries. Sonko should come out clearly and say why he is fighting with an MCA. I’m a junior person who the government should not be fighting with,” said the MCA on Tuesday.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko says he has formed a special committee that will conduct an  audit of all bursary disbursements in all the 84 wards.

According to the governor, the team will also oversee bursary disbursement in the next phase.

“We call upon the investigating agencies to dig to the bottom of the scam and ensure those diverting monies meant for the needy children and denying them a chance to education are jailed. The few crooks in the assembly who are spoiling the name of City Hall must be held accountable.”

He added: “I took an oath to serve mwananchi. We cannot therefore treat everything as political. This is a grave issue that must not be trivialised. The few MCAs who used to collude with my county staff to alter cheques to their wives and relatives must be brought to book.”