Most county Governors have been seen on Choppers moving about their counties launching projects and even visiting other counties.
According to the Sunday Standard, out of Ksh250 million being probed by auditors at least Ksh150 million has been used to hire helicopters.
The only one allowed the privilege of using choppers while on official duties is the chairman of the council governors currently held by Governor Josphat Nanok.
Governor who want to enjoy the same privilege as the Chairman council of governors makes an extra contribution which is wired directly to the operational account from which they hire choppers from.
“At CoG, only the chairman has the privilege of using a chopper while on official duties. This must be logged in as an official to be legal. However, governors have been using choppers but the payments cannot be traced back to their counties,’ said a source.
It costs Ksh. 170,000 to hire a chopper for only one hour in Kenya.
“To get the chopper, you send an email to the CEO of the Council of Governors who picks for you the chopper from the list of the prequalified companies and will generate an invoice to be settled by debiting the county account,” Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya told theStandard.
EACC has been probing and has interrogated some officers who have been involved in the chopper scandal.