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Isiolo County Government Leading in Corruption cases 

EACC Vice Chair  Sophia Lepuchirit , Isiolo county  Deputy Governor Dr. Abdi Ibrahim Issa accompanied by County Secretary Dr. Mohamed Galgallo addressing media on Wednesday November 29, 2017




Isiolo county government has second highest corruption and ethical breaches in the country.

The Ethics and Anti -corruption Commission (EACC) Chairman Archbishop (Rtd) Eliud Wabukala said the previous county administration had 192 reports of the two vices, making it the second highest tally among the 47 devolved units.

He said 40 cases were under active investigations, while 3 are currently in court involving 10 county senior officers.

 EACC Vice Chair Sophia Lepuchirit addressing county executives and directors on ethics and proper managing of public resources in Isiolo county on Wednesday November 29, 2017.

EACC Vice Chair Sophia Lepuchirit addressing county executives and directors on ethics and proper managing of public resources in Isiolo county on Wednesday November 29, 2017.

The chairman further added the one is pending prosecution, while the rest are at various stages of investigation.

In a speech read on his behalf by his deputy Sophia Lepuchirit at a Isiolo hotel while opening induction workshop for members of the county Executive, Directors and their deputies Wednesday, the former head of Anglican Church said corruption and unethical conduct among elected and appointed county officials, continue to threaten realization of objectives of devolution as enshrined under chapter 11 of the constitution.

He advised county executives to be honest and diligent while engaging in the task of building the county, adding that the commission will continue to be vigilant and will not hesitate to take action against rogue officers suspected of abusing their offices.

Wabukala said residents needed nothing but services as promised by the Governor during the election period, and fulfillment of the same would largely depend on the output of the county employees and timely implementation of viable projects.

Speaking during the occasion, area Deputy Governor Dr. Abdi Ibrahim Issa said that the devolved unit will not spare any corrupt officers and urged workers to stick to their duties according to chapter six of the constitution.

Issa said those involved in corruption would have no room in their government whose first priority was enhanced service delivery to the electorate.

By Abduba Mamo

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