Ex-Wajir County Sec denies involvement in meeting to change county accounts signatories


Former Wajir County Secretary has told the court that he never took part in the meeting whose agenda was to change signatories of bank accounts for Wajir county government.

During his re-examination in the Sh 26 million graft case, Ahmed Sahal Omar told the court that he was told about the meeting by his colleagues and Wajir County Governor.

“There was a consultative meeting that was held between the Governor, Deputy Govornor and other CEC,s,” Sahal testified.

The accused who is charged alongside two other Wajir county officials and a KCB Bank Manager, over the Sh 26 million graft denied any involvement to conspire or steal count money at the county.

Sahal’s co-accused persons are Wajir County Finance Chief Executive finance and economic planning Daud Abdullahi Omar, Head of treasury and economic adviser to the Governor Jeff Mworia Kithinji and KCB Manager Siyad Ibrahim Mohammed.
He added that no money was lost since there is no audit report and because he has never been called by the Wajir County assembly or Senate in regard of the loss of the money.

The court further heard that there is a letter requesting that the county executive allow the bank to authorise one person as a signatory.

However, the prosecution said that the county regulations requires that there be two signatories.

He even accused the investigating officer in the case of being used as a political tool to ensure he is behind bars.

The accused persons were barred from accessing their offices unless accompanied by the investigating officer, ordered them to deposit their passport in court and not travel without court permission.