Kajiado executive members finally sworn in



Kajiado County County executive committee members have finally been sworn in after delays occasioned by a court case.

Former county executive members had filed a case challenging the swearing in of the new members arguing that their terms had had not lapsed.

The court case at the Kajiado law courts had delayed the vetting and swearing in of the county executives and the various chief officers to the disappointment of the county administration  and the locals.

It was a reprieve for Kajiado governor Joseph Ole lenku after the case was dismissed paving way for the vetting and swearing of the new team.

During the swearing in ceremony, Ole Lenku urged the leaders to dedicate their efforts towards developing the county.

He also challenged members of the county assembly to avoid political bickering and support the executive in its development agenda.

He warned the new team against acts or omissions that would result in the pilferage of public funds saying stern action will be taken against the perpetrators.

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Meanwhile, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission will partner with the Kiambu County government to weed out corruption and unethical practices in a bid to enhance the County’s operation systems and enhance service delivery.

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu says the current county government inherited debts from the previous administration and its accounts need to be put in order.

Waititu says some of the debts were fictitious according to preliminary investigations by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

EACC  Commissioner Rose Mghoi Macharia while launching the corruption risk assessment exercise at the Kiambu County government offices in Thika noted that integrity and ethical challenges are the major issues facing devolution.

Governor Waititu issued a warning to county officers who will not cooperate with the anti-graft body that they will be dealt with accordingly. 

Kiambu just like most County governments is grappling with embezzlement of public funds among other challenges which compromise full implementation of devolution.

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