Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti on Thursday, November 14, tabled before the Senate Committee on County Public Accounts and Investment (CPAIC) a letter written in German explaining why he stayed out of office for long.
According to Awiti, the letter reveals that he was in Germany for nearly two months seeking treatment over eyesight problems.
Committee members who could not understand what was written in the document were visibly confused.
“I have been unwell. I cannot even read well now. I was recently in Germany and India for treatment. My eyes are really troubling me,” said the governor.
The county chief said he is yet to have concrete grasp of county spending, given “I was away most of the time”.
The CPAIC is made up of Senators: Kajwang’ Moses Otieno (chairperson), Linturi Franklin Mithika (vice chairperson) and seven other members, including: Adan Dullo Fatuma, Kimani Wamatangi Paul, Kibiru Charles Reubenson, Omanga Millicent, Mwinyi Haji Mohamed, Olekina Ledama and Prof. Ongeri Samson Kegengo.