County officers may be charged for fraud
29 August 2013, 11:13
Nairobi - Chief officers from 23 county governments may be prosecuted for spending county funds without approval from their respective county assemblies.
A quarterly report compiled by Controller of Budget Agnes Odhiambo revealed that in some cases county treasuries overlooked the county assemblies and went ahead to withdraw funds from their accounts, Daily Nation reports.
According to a public finance expert and former chairman of the parliamentary budget committee, Elias Mbau governors and county executives found to have embezzled public funds may face prosecution, handed a jail term or pay huge fines.
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