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Auditor General orders recovery of Sh52M from Kitui County MCAs

  The Auditor General Edward Ouko wants more than Sh52M paid to a section of Members of the Kitui County Assembly and eight assembly staff as allowances for trips abroad recovered saying the expenditure was misuse of public funds. In an audit report for the financial operations of the County Assembly for the 2013/2014 fiscal year, Ouko said visits abroad ...

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Makueni County could be headed for fresh elections

The die seems to be cast for the Makueni County Government after the commission of inquiry appointed to look into a petition to suspend the county recommended for dissolution. Led by Lawyer Mohammed Nyaoga, the six- member commission in its report that was handed to President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday at State house in Mombasa found justifiable reasons to suspend ...

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Fate of Makueni County dissolution to be known today

Mohammed Nyaoga led commission at Wote during public hearings
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The fate of the dissolution of Makueni County will be known today when the commission looking into the petition to suspend the County Government will hand over its report to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Mohammed Nyaoga- led commission is expected to present its findings and recommendations on the wrangling between Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Members of the County Assembly that ...

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Audit report questions expenditures on some of Machakos Governor Maendeleo Chap Chap projects

An audit report on the financial operations of the Machakos County Executive in the 2013/2014 fiscal year has revealed grave financial irregularities ranging from blatant flouting of procurement procedures, unsupported expenditure, huge pending bills, un-surrendered imprests to a tampered cashbook under the period of review. Notably, some of projects that have earned Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua the accolades of the ...

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TNA throws a rotten egg on its own face

The National Alliance (TNA) Party of Kenya has thrown a rotten egg on its own face by the verdicts of the party’s disciplinary committee on legislators Senator Joy Adhiambo Gwendo and MPs Moses Kuria and Priscilla Nyokabi. The committee threw away the complaints against Nyokabi and Kuria but decided to suspend Gwendo, in a move that has led to public ...

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Sensitization on democracy and devolution takes shape in Kwale County

By Asha Kadura Bakari After attending a training on youth and democracy organized by the Institute of Education Democracy (IED), some feedback on how they took their lessons to their community from a Kwale County participant is below. The objectives were: To find out whether the youths are aware about democracy and devolution. To establish good foundation for the youths in ...

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Tracing the sh51M unsupported expenditure in Homabay County Assembly

By George Githinji The Auditor General reports that the County Assembly of Homabay had an unsupported expenditure of sh51 million during the 2013/2014 financial year. That is, the Assembly reported to the Auditor General’s office that it had spent the sh51 million, but sufficient documents were not availed to the Auditor General to prove that the expenditure was authorized or even ...

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‘Wanjiku of the Constitution’ is not happy with its implementation

Today Thursday August 27th 2015 marks exactly five years since the promulgation of the new constitution. As Kenyans take stoke of the document that heralded the legal reforms that had for long been desired in the country, there is a woman who must not be forgotten, for she is the symbolic figure of why the Constitution was associated with ‘Wanjiku’. ...

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47 heads of Nyumba Kumi in Makueni County benefit from a paralegal training

Daniel Kituku Forty seven heads of the Nyumba Kumi initiative from Mithumoni sub location, Makueni County have benefited from a paralegal training organized and funded by Resources Oriented Development Initiatives (RODI ) Kenya. The program aims at equipping the village heads with paralegal skills to enable them to solve conflicts through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and reduce crime by networking with ...

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Tharaka Nithi County Assembly has poor budgetary control measures

Auditor General Edward Ouko has shone a spot light on Tharaka Nithi County Assembly for its poor budgetary expenditures during the financial period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014. The report states that the assembly could not explain some difference of over sh19 million.   An analysis of the total annual expenditure in the manual vote book revealed that the ...

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North Eastern residents take to the streets over education crisis

Children during the North Eastern Province demonstrations in Garissa town protesting the education crisis due to lack of teachers

Hundreds of residents in the three counties of the North Eastern Province today took to the streets protesting against the worsening situation in the education sector in the region. Led by civil society groups in the region, the placard waving students, parents and angry residents presented their grievances to the local education offices. Education in the region came down to its knees after non-local teachers fled the region following increased terror threats climaxed by the Garissa University attack on April 2 in which 147 people most of the students lost their lives.

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Auditor General questions Baringo County government expenditure of sh137 million

The County government of Baringo cannot conclusively show how it spent close to sh137 million during the 2013/2014 financial year. After an audit of the county’s accounts of the said period the Auditor General reported a repeated trend in irregular spending and allocation of funds as well as disregard of government policy in procurement processes. The above amount includes sh48 ...

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Unspent funds, poor record keeping mar Tharaka Nithi County Executive audit

Tharaka Nithi County did not spend sh111,700,000 which was transferred to the health docket in the financial year 2013/14 yet the county needs these urgent services. According to information from the Auditor General’s report, these funds were meant for the development of different health centers. However at the closure of the 2013/2014 financial year, the fund had not been spent and neither ...

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