The county government of Meru is at risk of losing Sh 329 million to a foreigner investor in a case which he has filled against the Kiraitu led government seeking compensation over Leopard rock lodge tussle.
The hotel located in Meru National park was under the management of the foreign investor before the county government took over before his period lapsed. Reports indicate that the investor was to stay at the lodge for 25 years but he was flushed in his seventh year of stay.
Now the lodge under the Kiraitu government has been neglected even as the county risk losing the money through compensation. The Assembly Committee on trade led by deputy speaker who doubles and the MCA for Municipality Hon. Elias Murega when paid a visit to the hotel said they demanding answers from the Governor over the issue.
Murega said the amount in compensation is quite a large, amount that could make a lot of changes when channelled to development. “With a single ECDE class costing Sh700,000, the amount is enough to construct 470 classes in the entire county,” Murega said.
Murega blames negligence by the responsible persons and said they will be following up on the matter since oversight remains their role. They pointed a blaming finger at governor Kiraitu saying he is the center of the mess.