The ranking of Nyali constituency in Mombasa county as being among best performing in the utilisation of NG-CDF kitty has been dismissed as imaginary. The area MP is Mohamed Ali aka Jicho Pevu.
In a press statement, residents of Nyali constituency led by Peter Kaingu, James Mutua and Enock Onyango disputed the ranking by Mizani Africa, saying there was no way the constituency could become number 26 countrywide yet even the theft of millions of shillings meant for bursary has never been explained.
“We are residents of this constituency and we are not happy by the way our MP handles CDF projects some of which he has renovated and named them after himself. The bursary funds which disappeared last year has never been explained,” they pointed out.
According to the controversial research firm Mizani Africa involved in the survey of members of parliament performance in managing the constituency development fund released last week, Mvita and Nyali were the two constituencies in the Coastal region that topped in ‘proper’ utilisation of funds.
However, the survey ranking immediately irked MPs across the political divide who claimed the results were cooked. There were claims that the firm had only two employees, CEO Haron Kiriba and a CTO Sophia Wamboi and that its registration shows that it deals in cryptocurrency.
The legislators therefore claim that the firm which has been in existence for only six months did not have the competence and capacity to carry out the research in all constituencies less than six months in a professional manner.
They dismissed the ranking as being motivated by a hidden agenda to portray some leaders in negative light. Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro’s constituency was declared by the firm as having the best managed CDF in the country.
However, following the outcry by legislators, national assembly speaker Justin Muturi last week directed that the matter be investigated by the relevant committee.