A section of Members of the Siaya County Assembly have been put on the spot for allegedly hiring their girlfriends as interns within the county departments.
Three area residents have petitioned the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) to look into the matter, citing ongoing suspicious activities are ongoing in the assembly.
The three, John Ouma, Irene Atieno and James Wanga have raised eight such matters, claiming that MCAs have employed over 50 lovers and relatives as paid interns.
They added that the said interns are not doing any job in the county, most reportedly training in fields that have nothing to do with the assembly's administrative and legislative roles.
The petitioners was the EACC to probe and explain the actual dealing ongoing in the assembly, among them the budget of the internship program.
“These interns are related to certain MCAs others are girlfriends. We therefore want to know the budget for this internship programme, the policy guiding the internship programme in the Assembly and the level of proof of the trainings that the alleged interns are undergoing,” noted the petitioners in their letter," read the petition in part, as was seen by the Standard.
They also want answers regarding the construction of the county assembly complex which they say has eaten up Sh20 million yet the construction has stalled.