Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has been the latest leader to react to the alleged bizarre spending by the Kiambu County Government.
A report at the Senate on Thursday, last week, revealed that Governor Ferdinand Waititu's government allocated funds for roles supposed to be undertaken by the central government.
Speaking on Thursday, Mutua defended his Kiambu counterpart, saying that the budget in question was simply a draft and should not be given any serious attention.
He noted that the budget was not approved by the Treasury, and Waititu cannot, therefore, be blamed yet no monies were lost.
"Hii ilikuwa draft tu. Hakuna pesa zilizopotea kwa sababu haikupitishwa na hazina ya kitaifa (this was just a draft. No money was paid as it was not approved by the Treasury)," he said.
The county boss argued that Waititu's woes could be politically instigated, wondering how the Senate committee pointed out only that section in the entire audit report.
He said that some people must have been working on the issue with the intention of victimising the governor.
"I'm smelling politics, kuna mtu aliambia hawa maseneta kuna shida mahali fulani. Iweje walienda directly hapo katika ripoti yenye kurasa nyingi kama biblia? (Someone must have told these senators that there was an issue somewhere. How come they singled out that particular page yet the report has very many pages)," he said.
Waititu has since pointed a finger at Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi and nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura, accusing them of using the issue for political mileage.
Some of the money in the budget is said to have been allocated to the upkeep of former presidents and the free primary education programme.