Borabu Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Ben Momanyi has called on investigating agencies to investigate Nyamira governor Amos Nyaribo’s earnings following the leakage of his payslips.
Nyaribo’s September pay-slip which leaked online recently generated debate after it emerged that the governor received Kshs. 6.5 million as salary.
Momanyi, who is also eyeing the County’s top seat, said it was impractical for a sitting governor to earn more that the president and his deputy combined.
In the pay-slip, it was indicated that the governor was paid arrears amounting to Kshs. 5,649,706.
A governor receives a gross monthly pay of Ksh924,000, as by the Salaries and Renumeration Commission (SRC) guidelines.
Momanyi now wants the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Senate to chip in and investigate the alleged fraud.
“We saw a pay-slip of our governor circulating online few days ago, I have never seen any Kenyan civil servant get such a payment.
Even the pay-slips of the President and Deputy President combined cannot be anything near that,” Momanyi said.
He called upon the Investigation arms to move swiftly to investigate and establish the reason for such huge payment.
“There is more than meets the eye,” said Momanyi.
The MP also hinted of petitioning the Senate to investigate governor Nyaribo over his questionable salary.
“I am doing a petition to the Senate to investigate the payment because it has opened the lid on the corruption that is going on in the County government,” Momanyi said.
“I have never seen a governor earning a salary of 6.5 million.”
He said the governor cannot talk of fighting corruption “when he is abetting it.”
Also a section of County Executive Committee Members (CECM) allied to governor Nyaribo are facing the same fate.
Their salaries are also reportedly inflated with questionable arrears payment.
Momanyi was speaking Wednesday in his Constituency where he issued bursaries worth Ksh28 million to university and college students.
Over 4,000 students benefited from the kitty with the least receiving Kshs. 5,000.