Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has criticized the county leadership for misappropriating public funds meant for development.

This is after a report by the office of the Auditor General revealed that the county had spent Sh1.69 million to purchase 11 phones for county staff.

According to the report, the 11 phones surpassed the maximum Sh80,000 recommended for purchase of a phone by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).

Reports indicate that the phones comprised of; two iPhone XS (max) at a cost of Sh198, 440 each, an iPhone X at a cost of Sh198, 000, and an Ipad at a cost of Sh170, 689.

In addition to the above phones, the Kiambu County government also purchased two Samsung S10s at a cost of Sh146, 160 each, a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and an Ipad pro at a cost of Sh145, 000 each, and a Samsung Galaxy S4 at a cost of Sh84, 100.


Reacting to the report, Kabogo expressed his disappointment, questioning whether the current regime was more concerned about themselves or the people of Kiambu.

He warned the Kiambu County leadership to trade carefully lest they end up in Kamiti Maximum Prison.

I avoid speaking Kiambu but I wonder, did these folks replace me to work for the people or work for themselves through stealing. This I could not resist… Chungeni, Kamiti si mahala poa,” he tweeted while sharing a screenshot of the story.