Last year, Bungoma County senator Moses Wetang’ula was on spotlight in the wake of the fake gold scandal. The scandal led to the Ford Kenya party leader’s past dirty deals to resurface.
This led to a re-examination of Wetang’ula’s controversial political career online. Ex-Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Dr Miguna Miguna posted Wetangula’s top five scams. But was that all?
In December 2019, Wetangula warned Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati over his alleged cartels who had been ‘awarded’ most of the county tenders and contracts.
Wetangula, who spoke to the press at his Kanduyi home in Bungoma town , said the Senate was investigating claims of over Sh100 million fraud in Wangamati’s office.
His claims came amid a looming breakout between Wangamati and his party boss. But what is the genesis of all this?
Well, emerging details have yet again exposed Wetangula’s dirty deals that has led to the fall out with Governor Wangamati.
1)TAX SYSTEM FRAUD
A week after election, Wetang’ula called Governor Wangamati and told him they set a new tax collection system for the County, where every ten shillings collected, 7 bob goes to the County coffers, and 3 bob to a separate account to be managed by Wetang’ula.
This would translate to 30 million on every 100 million collected to be pocketed by Wetang’ula, who claims “this is my Ford Kenya government “. The Bungoma County chief refused.
Second demand was to get him a chopper from Russia or Ukraine at 400 million. Governor Wangamati said no.
3)KIBRA BY-ELECTION FRAUD.
After the demise of Ken Okoth, by-elections were called in Kibra, and most political party leaders saw it as an opportunity to flex their muscles. Wetang’ula couldn’t be left out.
Everyone knew the Ford Kenya candidate was a non starter. But the party leader demanded funding for his candidate from the County government. The Governor and his ministers had to fund raise from personal pockets.
- CECs 600k
- Bungoma Majority leader 100k
- DG Trans Nzoia County 50k
- MCAs Trans Nzoia 500k
- Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya 500k
- Ford Kenya MCAs 300k
- Governor Wangamati 1.8m
All these moneys went directly to the party leaders pocket. How many votes did he garner? 200 votes in an election that had 600 party agents in Polling Stations.
4)DEMAND FOR A NEW PRADO
Wetang’ula is said to have sent MPs, MCAs, CECs and even religious leaders to talk to the Governor to buy him a PRADO befitting his status as party leader. It is public knowledge.
When finally the Governor gave in after religious leaders insistence, he uses his attack dogs to claim he was being bribed. All the above mentioned leaders can bear witness that Wetang’ula has send them on several occasions to demand for a PRADO.
5)2MILLION PER MONTH FROM THE GOVERNOR.
Wetang’ula has always told the Governor that he facilitates his political activities to a tune of Ksh 2 million per month. The Governor has been giving him once in a while but not monthly as demanded because the Governors net salary is 950k only.
Last Sunday, he was given the money in pretence that he is going to call a party officials meeting and stop unnecessary wrangles in the County Assembly. He then used the same money to ouster his Majority leader.
Apart from the above long standing demands, he now hates Governor Wangamati with a passion just because he was picked as the Western Coordinator of BBI instead of him.
President Uhuru Kenyatta could not trust him because he was visiting State House during the day, and Sugoi to pick brown envelopes during the night.
Now he blames his Governor for being trusted by the President instead of him, and hence the current wars.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at email@example.com and we will publish it. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org