Siaya County Executive Committee member for Health, Dorothy Owino stares at a possible impeachment after a member of the county assembly tabled a motion seeking to remove her from office.
A notice of motion tabled on the floor of the house by East Yimbo MCA, Francis Otiato wants the county health minister dismissed for alleged gross misconduct, incompetence, abuse of office and violation of the constitution.
According to Otiato, the CEC had, while serving as the Chief Officer for health before her elevation, lent a contractor Sh 400,000 from the public coffers to the businessman to construct a maternity wing at Bondo sub county hospital.
Otiato said that the Mrs. Owino did this in cahoots with the then medical superintendent for Bondo sub county hospital, in disregard of the laid down regulations governing public finance management.
He said that the amount has never been repaid and neither has the contractor completed the construction.
“The contractor is still demanding payment of over one million shillings for the same work, an amount that the CEC for health has now factored in the 2019/2020 financial year budget” said the MCA.
The Yimbo East legislator further accuses the CEC of presiding over misappropriation of funds in her docket, citing the use of funds voted for Linda Mama programme to pay casual workers engaged by the department.
The motion will be discussed on the floor of the assembly on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.