National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale is in a deep trouble after he allegedly donated expired food to a children’s home in Garissa county.
Reports indicate that the Garissa Township MP was on Wednesday summoned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to explain the matter following complaints from the locals.
The vocal Jubilee lawmaker is reported to have visited Najah Children’s Home in Bulla Iftin and distributed the food on Monday, February 17.
“He (Duale) visited the orphanage on Monday. When we opened the food sacks, we saw some black substance which raised concern among us. It is then that we learnt that the food was expired,” said the source who works at the centre.
The orphanage manager Mohammed Noor while confirming the allegations said there were cartons of spoilt foodstuff that were donated by the MP including rice, flour and maize that has since been destroyed.
Duale is said to have been summoned by the assistant Inspector General of Police Benedict Oyaro to the DCI headquarters over the matter.
“I do hereby require Aden Duale to personally appear before Mr Benedict Oyaro an assistant inspector general of police investigating the alleged offence on 19 February at 10.00 am at DCI headquarters Nairobi,” read the letter.
On his side, Duale denied he had not been summoned by the DCI and that they were baseless allegations that were manufactured with the intention to taint his image.