Governor Oparanya’s danming allegations against Senator Malala on Mumias sugar revival a week after Devki group withdrawal

Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya has finally lifted the lid, making damning allegations against his County Senator Cleophas Malala about the ongoing Mumias sugar company saga.


Speaking on Sunday, the County boss claimed that Senator Malala was using the recent Mumias sugar case to enrich himself.


The former Chairman of the Council of Governors further warned the leaders who lie to get money before pushing for the agenda of the people who put them in office.


This comes barely a month after Senator Malala challenged the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate governor Oparanya and the Members of the County assembly over alleged misuse of funds.


The senator asked the antigraft body to conduct a forensic audit of the Mumias Sugar Company’s Ksh200 million cane development fund, the Ksh200 million County Assembly car loans and mortgage fund, and the County tendering awards.


Malala also delved into the irregular withdrawal of the 40 Million from the County Assembly car and mortgage revolving fund under governor Wycliffe Oparanya’s leadership.


“I request your office to investigate if the money deposited in the said account at the Co-operative Bank, Kakamega branch is still available and if not where the money disappeared to,” the letter reads in part.


Last week, Devki group of companies withdrew their interest in reviving the struggling miller, with the group chairman Narendra Raval noting that the withdrawal was influenced by by growing calls for a publicly run bidding exercise.


“As a local investor with a deep understanding of local operations, we had expressed interest in receiving the miller following an invitation by the receiver-manager. However, given the ongoing public interest which the matter has attracted and the call for a publicly run bidding exercise, we have found it worthwhile to take out our application.

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