On Friday 10th March 2023, Stephen Mutuku Wambua – Chairperson Kitui County Government Motor Vehicles, Plant, Equipment Determination, Assessment & Evaluation Committee presented a report to Kitui County Governor Dr Julius Malombe (EGH).
While addressing Mr Wambua exposed that the number of county vehicles indicated in the Assumption of the Office of the Governor Committee are 266.
Out of the 266, 13 were repeated once with one vehicle appearing thrice in the report resulting to 252 vehicles.
Committee findings indicate that the county has 320 vehicles. 68 vehicles were not indicated in the 2022 handing over report a variance of 68 vehicles.
The committee observed widespread incidents of motor vehicles, plant and equipment grounded and abandoned at various places which include private garages, dealers, road sides, farms and government facilities as well as in open air markets.
This has contributed to extensive vandalism and degeneration of vehicles left lying for prolonged periods at such places.A farm tractor registration number 15CG 046A is at Nguni Police station after being impounded by the government police check unit in 2019.
Motor vehicle registration number KCD 419F, Mitsubishi double cabin pick-up with an estimated value of Kshs 2,800,00o.00 has been lying at Simba Motor.
A crawler from the Ministry of Agriculture registration no. GKB 055A was abandoned at a farm in Mbarani village, Mumoni wardorporation Limited Mombasa road, Nairobl since 2021.
Present was Kitui Deputy Governor Augustine Kanani, Deputy County Speaker Christopher Nzilu, Section of MCAs, CECMs, Chief Officers, Clergymen, Chamber of commerce, Maendeeo ya Wanawake, Members of MVPEA& E Committee, the press among other leaders.