Duale wants EACC to probe claims of unqualified staff in ASAL counties

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National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale now wants the Ethics and Anti-corruption commission EACC to investigate allegations that counties in the Arid and semi-arid regions are employing staff with fake academic certificates.

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Duale named Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, Marsabit, Isiolo, Samburu and Turkana as the most affected counties.

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Speaking during the Pastoral Education and Career Fair held in Garissa, Dualle claimed most counties in the arid and semi-arid areas are surpassing those with genuine academic papers to employ bogus staff.

Forensic investigations over the alleged illegal employment at the Garissa County Government by the Ethics and Anti-corruption commission has in the meanwhile commenced.

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At least 85 staff in the county are said to have been employed without following the right procedure.

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Reports at the EACC and County circles indicate that officials are conducting forensic investigations over the alleged illegal employment at the Garissa County Government.

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All directors, Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors have been directed to avail their academic certificates to the office of County Secretary Abdi Mohammed Sheikh with immediate effect.

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