Kiraithe: At least 400 heads of Procurement and Accounting cleared

Written By: Micheal Njuguna
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The government says at least 400 heads of Procurement and Accounting Units have been cleared to return to work and resume their duties in the ongoing fresh vetting ordered by President Uhuru Kenyatta during this year’s Madaraka Day.

In a statement Government Spokesperson Eric Kiraithe said due to the employer/employee confidentiality terms, communication to the officers as to the condition of return is to be effected by respective authorized officers.

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Kiraithe said those who will not have been cleared to return to office will be processed in line with existing law, human resource guidelines, and within the doctrine of the Fair Administrative Action Act.

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At the same time Kiraithe said the fresh vetting process for the first cohort of officers is about to be concluded.

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Kiraithe further said the next cohort of officers has been identified, and will shortly receive the requisite details.

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The Government in June ordered all heads of procurement and accounting units in ministries, departments, agencies and state corporations to step aside for fresh vetting as part of the government’s revitalized initiatives against corruption.

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