Nyandarua governor orders fresh county audit

Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia has ordered fresh financial audit of all government departments in the county to verify how funds were used in the last four years.

Kimemia has further directed that no payments would be made without his approval until a new government system is put in place.

Speaking after holding his first cabinet meeting, Kimemia sounded alarm that millions of shillings might have been misappropriated by government officials and that was what prompted the audit.

Kimemia maintained that a 30 day ultimatum for all officers who had taken public property still stood and action would be taken against those holding them illegally.

The former head of public service said that a fresh audit of all government officers would be initiated immediately to wipe out all ghost workers and those who were employed illegally.

He pointed out that millions of shillings was being lost to ghost workers as well as public servants earning double salaries for work they had not done.

West Pokot

Separately, West Pokot governor, Prof John Lonyang’apuo, has given a list of issues that he will work on in his government that is going to see reduction on unnecessary expenditure.

On the list is a ban on foreign trips for county staff and members of the County Assembly as any bench marking will be conducted in the nearby counties.

Lonyang’apuo added that in the previous regime majority of MCAs and county staff traveled abroad without any tangible impact being realized. He said the MCAs spent a huge amount of money in allowances leaving little money for development.

The new governor who reported to office Tuesday asked members of the public to cooperate in developing the county and report any irresponsible officers to him directly.



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