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Governors refute claims of monetary misuse at county level

21 January 2014, 15:11

Nairobi - Governors have refuted claims of misusing funds allocated for county development as alleged by the Auditor General, Githu Muigai.

Speaking during the 2014 Governors Summit in Naivasha, Wajir Governor, Ahmed Mohamad, said the report by the Auditor General was incorrect and that the government had delayed the release of funds.

“When we read these things in the media it is as if all we are having is parties and foreign trips.  Of course again there is no disclosure of who is going on foreign trips whether it is the governors or Assemblies  and what level of control do the governors have  over controlling the Assemblies from making these trips,” said Mohamad .

The Attorney General, who also attended the summit, challenged governors to strengthen county institutions to tackle graft within the county level.

“If we do not spend sufficiently working on strengthening county institutions, we will find that even a very visionary governor who  has his energy decimated firefighting around  domestic questions within the county and that is not productive and of course there is the ugly issue of  corruption,” said Prof. Muigai.

Meanwhile, visiting Rwanda President, Paul Kagame, said devolution was the right track towards taking development to the grass root level.

“If we have missed earlier opportunities to make this a reality, we should at least make sure we do not miss the prospects we have today to deliver on the hope Africans have on our continent,” said Kagame. 

– CAJ News



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