Isiolo Deputy Governor, Dr. Abdi Isa Greek condemns the slashing of the DG’s office budget terming it as a direct affront by the Governor ” to cripple his operations”. The Deputy Governor has been at loggerheads with his boss for the past year that now appears to be breaking out into the open as per the communication exchange between the two offices. In a letter, the DG claims that for the past one year he has not received any allocation for fuel and other allowances for operations. “My office is being crippled intentionally for reasons best known to you. County Secretary is being unprofessional and is avoiding to follow the due process of the law, ” reads part of the letter.
The DG claims that his office has had no funds despite the allocations appearing in the County’s financial estimates. Dr. Abdi claims that these allocations are going into someone’s pocket every time it is released.
“We are taking the following actions which have become necessary; I will petition the senate of Kenya to intervene, I will seek judicial review from the high court, I will seek to indulge private prosecution, I will ask EACC to look into the DG’s budget for the last 2 years, I will also review any project we feel merit and transparency was not upheld,” the DG concludes his letter to his boss.
According to the last Treasuries release to the County Government, the office of the Deputy Governor was allocated Ksh. 25 million. This is not the first time Isiolo Governor Dr Kuti and his Deputy Dr Abdi fell out.