Top managers of the MOW sports club in South C pocketed at least shs 582,000 in 14 days to recruit a new club manager.
Several members of the club are unhappy that it has not been re-opened long after renovations were done.
The renovations were started last year, and the Club has remained closed for at least a year.
The frustrated members have taken to social media to vent their anger and leak crucial documents concerning the day to day running of the club.
Early in the Week, Hot News came across documents showing how the top managers pocketed shs 582,000 in 2 weeks while recruiting a new manager for the club.
Members said the cash should have been channeled to revamping operations instead of being paid to a few individuals.
The allowances were pocketed under the Human Resources Subcommittee.
“Following the advertisement of the position of Club Manager and Head Chef for MoW Sports Club, officers were called upon to facilitate the recruitment process, which entailed collection of applicant’s data, long listing, analyzing of data, shortlisting of prospective candidates, and conducting of the interviews. The exercise took fourteen days between 12th January 2021 and 29th January 2021.The purpose of this memo is to seek approval for payment for the undermentioned members,” read a leaked letter addressed to the Principal Secretary
state Department for Public Works.
The letter was written by Interim Club manager Judith Okumu.
In the letter, Dr C.T Muchiri, the Clubs chairman was given shs 70,000.
Robert Tonui a Board Member shs 56,000.
Simon Kariuki Interim Accountant and Treasurer shs 56,000.
Charles Orido from Utalii College and Antony Icharia from Public Service Club pocketed shs 20,000 each.
The two were latter added shs 5,000 each as transport re-imbursement.
They were consultants during the recruitment process.
Stella Nyaga and Caroline Nderi from State Department of Public Works (SDPW)received shs 56,000 each.
Stacy Mbolonzi , Jamila Mohamed, Irene Shuma and Jane Sasaka from SDPW received shs 28,000 each.
Gladys Kwamboka, Eric Malavi, Gladys Wangeci, Musangi Maua and Bernard Juma from MOW sports club received shs 10,000 each.
Dick Muraya and Buxters Kamau who are drivers oversaw Transport and are from MOW sports club received shs 5,000 each.
The Secretariat used a total of shs 10,000 in airtime.
The total came to shs 582,000.
On 22ND October 2020, Works PS Gordon Kihalangwa told Hot News the Club was to be opened on 1st December 2020.
He said the renovations had delayed due to budgetary constraints.
The club offers sports grounds and facilitation, ultra-modern gym and health club, swimming, accommodation, social and corporate events, kiddy park, catering services, Bar and restaurant services, Beauty parlor, saloon, Barbershop and massage.
The members asked the PS to hasten the repairs.
Works Secretary Okweto Jowi said then that they will hasten the repairs.
However, the Club did not open.
The members faulted the management for pocketing the cash saying the cash could have been used to finish a few renovations in one of the clubs Kitchens and open the entire club. They said the management is not interested in their welfare and asked Works PS Gordon Kihalangwa to crack the whip.