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Why Senate should not be scrapped

Senate Speaker David Ekwee Ethuro. Photo courtesy of en.wikipedia.org

By George Githinji The functions of the Senate are largely related to the Counties and laws that touch on the Counties. Still, despite the Senate having a lesser legislative portfolio than the National Assembly, it has a crucial role to play in the sphere of politics and governance and the calls for it to be scrapped are mere dog barks ...

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Corruption is the Kenya government’s lifestyle

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By George Githinji Corruption in Kenya is rife from the top echelons of government to the grassroots level of public service and other organs of government. It affects all ministries of national government (and recently ‘devolved’ to the county governments). The National Police Service (NPS), for example, is often declared the most corrupt institution of government. It has been accused ...

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Nakuru CSO’s to petition Governor Kinuthia Mbugua over misuse of public funds

Mbugua New Look

By Lorna Abuga A section of Civil Society Organizations based in Nakuru have vowed to petition Governor Kinuthia Mbugua next week over the alleged misuse of taxpayers funds by county officials. Mbugua has been on the spot since the release of the report by the Auditor General, Edward Ouko, which revealed massive embezzlement of taxpayer’s funds in the county executives ...

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Hiring of ‘fake’ executive returns to haunt Nakuru county

The process in which the county government of Nakuru hired a County Executive Committee (CEC) member who was allegedly unqualified for his post has returned to haunt the Kinuthia Mbugua led government. In his report of the financial operations of the Nakuru County Executive for the period of 1st July 2013 to June 2014, the Auditor General has questioned how ...

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Together we can fight corruption

By Violet Mbiti Corruption can be likened to a virus that devours its citizens to the core rendering them helpless with no hope in sight. To combat this virus an antidote is required that will restore human dignity and propel the nation to greater heights. President Obama while making his maiden speech stated that it is rather unfortunate that 250,000 ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Baringo County Assembly issued car loans illegally, Auditor General’s report reveals

The County Assembly of Baringo issued car loans to its members (MCA’s) without following the due procedure. According to the Auditor General’s report the Assembly issued sh96 million car loans to 48 members who received sh2 million each on April 30 2014. “However, information provided for audit review indicated that the loans were disbursed without considering the ability of the ...

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Why the Auditor General’s report may gather dust

Kenyans have been outraged by the recent Auditor General’s report on corruption and misuse of funds in various public institutions but perhaps nothing concrete, in terms of prosecutions will come out of it, giving credence to calls for a shift in how auditing process is done. In audits for the period 2013 to 2014, the financial records of the institutions ...

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Understanding the Auditor General’s report

Some terminologies and expressions have been used in the Auditor General’s report to explain the discrepancies in the financial records of between 1 June 2013 to 30 June 2014, the period under review. These expressions or terminologies may mean failures in one way or another which could be corruption or not. It is important to understand that in most of ...

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