KISUMU speaker Anne Adul has clashed with majority leader Samuel Ong'ou over the ongoing Sh6 million renovation of the assembly building. Adul wants the work suspended since no tender was awarded for the job.
"The ongoing construction at the assembly has surprised me as the head of the institution," Adul said. She said the entire tendering process was flowed and therefore the renovation is illegal. "The Speaker is getting mixed up.
The tender was awarded when the assembly had no tender committee," said Ong'ou on the phone yesterday. Some county representatives have accused Ong'ou of being behind the renovation against the wishes of the speaker.
Ong'ou accused Adul of being insincere. Twenty five representatives have called for Ong'ou's removal following allegations of financial misappropriation. In a press statement jointly signed by them; they said the contractor in the ongoing assembly refurbishment was single-sourced contrary to regulations.
"The procurement rules and regulations were not followed in the awarding of tender for the renovation; the contractor was single sourced in contravention of the law which requires that there has to be competitive bidding in the tendering process," reads the statement in part. They signed a petition geared towards ousting Ong'ou through a majority vote. Yesterday, Kisumu city residence voice chairman Audi Ogada supported the removal of the majority leader.