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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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Machakos county sets aside sh2.5 billion for water supply in 2015/16 budget

Machakos county is set to spend sh2.5 billion in providing water to its residents in the 2015/16 fiscal year. This is part of the government’s plan of providing water to every homestead by the year 2017. “By 2017 we want every homestead in Machakos to have water. This was part of our manifesto,” County Executive Committee Member (CEC) Eng. Francis ...

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Dr. Alfred Mutua’s ministers have flags

All County Executive Committee (CEC) members in Machakos county (the equivalent of Cabinet Secretaries in the national government) fly flags on their official cars. The flags which bear their county’s logo have a harambee message on them that says one finger cannot kill a lice. The message is written in kikamba perhaps to reach the residents directly. So it reads ...

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I use road lights to light my home, says Machakos resident

Most residents of Machakos County who ply the Makutano-Kithimani road are happy with the County Government of Machakos for the renovation of the road. Although there has been talk in the country that the 33 kilometer road that was constructed in a record 3 months may be substandard, the residents are happy that the road is at least tarmacked. This ...

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Machakos County to hire 283 medical staff in coming months

The County government of Machakos plans to hire at least 283 medical staff on the coming few months so as to boost its delivery of health services. Among these 100 will be nurses, 55 will be medical officers and 50 will be clinical officers. The others will be 40 radiographers, 20 lab technologists, 10 anesthetists, 6 consultants and 2 radiographers. ...

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Community health volunteers on big assignment in Machakos

Charles Muia-Vice Chairman-Kivaa Community Unit- (Photo by Lilian Kaivilu)

In the serene and relatively calm Kivaa Sub location of Masinga Sub County in Machakos County, off the Thika Garissa Highway, life is seemingly usual but not to over 60 men and women busy strategizing on how to improve the health of the children and mothers in the area. A health facility along the road is filled with three groups ...

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Kamba community urged to unite

Two governors from the lower eastern region have called on the Kamba community to unite and address the problems that have faced the region for a long period. Machakos Governor Dr.Alfred Mutua and his Makueni counterpart Kivutha Kibwana said the eradication of high levels of poverty in Ukambani require concerted efforts and urged the leader’s to shun divisive politics. Speaking ...

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