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EACC to audit county employees’ lifestyle 

The  Isiolo executive member for  Finance and Planning,  Mwenda Thiribi taking oath before  Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Vice  Chairperson, Sophia  Lepuchirit (2nd left), Deputy Governor, Dr. Abdi Ibrahim Issa (far left) and Isiolo Resident Magistrate, Robert  Mundia in Isiolo on Thursday  November 30,  2017. Photo  by  KNA.

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is set to audit lifestyles of County employees who have been found to become super-rich over a short period.

The  Commission  Vice Chairperson, Sophia Lepuchirit said many county employees allegedly enriched themselves by looting public funds meant for development and uplifting people’s living standard.

Lepuchirit said rampant corruption among senior and junior staff in the 47 counties undesirably affected service delivery to the citizens.

The  Vice  Chair witnessed signing of the leadership and code of ethics oath by six County Executive Committee members presided over by area Resident Magistrate, Robert Mundia and attended by Deputy Governor, Dr. Abdi Ibrahim Issa.

She said counties and the traffic police department were leading in corruption in the two levels of governments.

Noting that Isiolo was the second with highest number of corruption cases, the EACC boss said her organization would not spare officers implicated in graft.

“We are set to audit employees’ lifestyle and investigate source of their enormous wealth, while the anti-graft agency would also recover looted assets without compromising,” she added.

Speaking during the occasion held in Isiolo town, the County Secretary, Dr. Mohamed Galgalo said that debt inherited from former government has paralyzed operations and service delivery, forcing some officers to use private vehicles for official duties.

Galgalo said current administration has inherited a debt of Sh.1billion which the former government owed contractors with some dating back to 2014-15 financial year.

The Deputy Governor added that the new administration would not condone theft of public funds by individuals who award themselves tenders using of family cronies.

By  Abduba  Mamo/David  Nduro

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