MOTION ON REMOVAL OF CECM FOR LANDS, INFRASTRUCTURE, HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT – MR. JACOB KAKUNDI.

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The House has today been given a Notice of Motion on the removal from office of the CECM for Lands, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Jacob Kakundi. The notice was given by Hon. Alex Mwangangi (Kyoome/Thaana Ward). It effectively stands to be deliberated after the statutory period of three working days.

In giving the notice, the mover of the motion cited the following grounds:

1. Gross violation of the Constitution and relevant laws, by;

a. Overseeing unprocedural awarding of bush clearing tenders to contractors and using local women and youth to work in the contractors’ absentia. Some have never been paid to date.

b. Failure to implement motion on Regulation and Management of Street Trade (hawking) and Bodaboda operators in Kitui Town.

c. Unfair delivery of services by discriminatively issuing dozer services to a few selected wards for the last three financial years.d. Failure to provide the Assembly with full and regular reports on matters relating to the Ministry e.g. dozer working schedule.

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2. Incompetence:Failure to effectively control the Ministry’s programs e.g. bush clearing and road grading was done shoddily and beyond stipulated timelines.

3. Abuse of office:Using County Admnistrators to perform roles of contractors in contracted works of bush clearing without facilitation.

4. Gross misconduct:Blatantly misleading the Assembly Sectoral Committee on LIUD on the involvement of village administrators in the recruitment of personnel for the contracted bush clearing project for FY 2018/19 by providing contradictory information in his correspondences dated 21st December, 2018 and 2nd July 2019.

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