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Leaders want Kachapin prosecuted for misusing West Pokot resources

West Pokot leaders want Governor Simon Kachapin prosecuted for violating the constitution.

Kachapin has been accused of misusing public resources in campaigns for the general election.

He is one of five people mentioned in the Ombudsman report released earlier this week.

Leaders led by Senator John Lonyangapuo and Kacheliba MP Mark Lomunokol said they want the Governor punished.

Lomunokol said he has been seen several times using county vehicles to ferry supporters to his campaigns.

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“Our people have been starving for a long time. Instead of using funds to ensure the county is food secure, [the Governor] is using [the money] for personal interests.”

Lonyangapuo urged locals to report such incidents to authorities.

“We need to protect county resources since after the election, we shall need the vehicles to deliver services,” he said.

They spoke on Wednesday during a public rally at Kacheliba centre.

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The Ombudsman wrote to the DPP asking him to take action on state officers misusing public funds.

Other governors facing prosecution include Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Peter Munya (Meru), Julius Malombe (Kitui) and Paul Chepkwony (Kericho).

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They were accused of placing adverts of their achievements in violation of the election law.

Secretary for Delivery and Head of Presidential Delivery Unit Andrew Wakahiu, Kenya Revenue Authority commissioner general John Njiraini, Interior PS Karanja Kibicho and his Energy counterpart John Njoroge were accused of engaging in partisan politics.

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