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Daily Nation : February 5th 2014
16 | National News BY NATION REPORTER An Administration policeman was yesterday charged with extorting money. Sergeant Alex Ng’ang’a of Dundori chief’s camp, alongside Mr Maxpaul Ndiba and Mr James Ndung’u are said to have obtained a bribe of Sh1,000 from businessman Paul Mwangi on February 3, this year, at Mivii village in Nyandarua county. They are said to have stormed Mr Mwangi’s bun making kiosk at 5.30pm and demanded the bribe. Mr Ndiba and Mr Ndung’u also faced charges of impersonating police officers. Investigations completed The three denied the charge before Nakuru chief magistrate Samuel Mungai. The magistrate released them on a bond of Sh200,000 each with sureties in similar amount until the hearing date on March 19. Prosecutor Eric Ochieng did not 270,000 The amount of money in shillings a man is said to have obtained from a Nakuru farmer by pretending he could sell her livestock spray oppose their release on bond as investigations had been completed. In the same court, a man was charged with obtaining Sh270,000 from a farmer by pretences. Defrauding farmer charge Mr Francis Njenga is accused of defrauding Ms Nancy Njeri between December 11, last year, and January 30, this year, at Nakuru’s Oginga Odinga Street. DAILY NATION Wednesday February 5, 2014 Administration policeman denies extorting cash from buns kiosk He denied the charges when he appeared before Mr Mungai. The court was told that Mr Njenga with others obtained the cash claiming that they could sell the complainant 45 litres of a livestock spray. The accused denied committing the offence and was freed on a bond of Sh100,000 and a surety in similar amount. The case will be heard on March 28, this year. ROW | MPs have not spent Sh851m Projects stall as Treasury delays CDF Nyachae calls for the scrapping of fund saying it’s against the Constitution BY NATION TEAM email@example.com T he Treasury has delayed the release of funds for constituencies, threat- ening to stall vital projects across the country. The board in charge of the Constituency Development Fund yesterday said it had only received Sh5.4 billion (23 per cent) of the Sh23 billion allocated to it this financial year, adding that the Treasury was yet to respond to its request for more money. Only 177 constituencies out of 290 have received the money leaving others without funds to finance projects. Appearing before the CDF parliamentary committee yesterday, the board’s acting chief executive officer Yusuf Mbuno said they had run out of funds, putting the projects in jeopardy. “We do not have more money to disburse to the remaining constituencies,” said the chief executive officer. ‘Illegal fund’ The board has also given Sh2 million to 72 constituencies of the remaining 113 to run constituency offices. The other 41 are yet to receive a coin this financial year. According to Mr Mbuno, the board should have received over Sh10 billion by the end of the second quarter in December. However, the cash has not been transferred. The committee chairman Moses Lessonet asked the board’s CEO if he had asked the Treasury to release the remaining allocation. “There are several projects which risk stalling because of this delay. This should be sorted out soon. We do not want a situation where projects are left hanging,” ‘‘ The Constitution does not recognise this animal called Constituency Development Fund Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution chairman Charles Nyachae said Homabay Town MP Peter Kaluma, a member of the committee, during the meeting held in Protection House Nairobi. Over Sh851 million has not been spent this year. Meanwhile, the Commis- sion for the Implementation of the Constitution chairman Charles Nyachae has said that CDF should be scrapped. The fund violates every aspect of the Constitution, he added. “The law only recognises two levels of government that should receive funding from the Treasury —the national and county governments. It does not recognise this animal called Constituency Development Fund,” he said during a visit to Migori County. He also urged county governments to form a mechanism under a summit to handle conflicts between national and county governments.
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