Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 
PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all KARANJA .M's badges.
 

Corrupt public officers to pay KES 10m fine

21 February 2013, 16:52 Mwangi Karanja

County and municipal council’s employees risk being prosecuted if they do not keep public properties in safe custody as the country transits to devolved government.

Addressing members of the public on Wednesday during a public forum in Kitale, a member of the transition Authority Simeon Pkiyach Pkatey cautioned  public officers and council workers against engaging in corrupt deals like transferring of public assets to individuals.

“Those who would be implicated in corrupt deals risk being fined KES 10 million or being imprisoned for a period of seven years or both,” he warned

He said they will have to conduct auditing of all counties and municipal council assets before the records are handed over.

“We want to ensure that public assets are safeguarded because corrupt employees might take advantage of the transition period to steal them,” said Pkiyach.

Pkiyach reiterated that the interviews for the county secretaries and chief finance officers have been completed and they would be taking their offices as from next week.

He pointed out that the county commissioners and the county coordinators would oversee the swearing in of the governors.

“The transition authority has a plan that will ensure that no conflict of interest arises between the new county officers who will soon be deployed to prepare the handing over of powers to the county government,” he added.

Pkiyach noted that the offices for the new officers in Trans Nzoia County are ready.

“The county government will use the Nzoia and Kitale municipality premises because there are more than enough to accommodate all offices stipulated in the new constitution," he noted.

He also observed that if the country goes to a run off, the county governments would not be affected as governors, county representative and senators would be elected by simple majority.

“There is no need to worry about a run off. After the swearing in of the governors, it will take fourteen days for the county governments to start their operations,” he said.

 
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
John Tsuma
Seven die in Kwale road accident ...

Angry residents on Saturday blocked the busy Likoni -Lunga Lunga highway at Kanana, Kwale County after seven people, including four pupils died in a road accident on Friday evening.  Read more...

Submitted by
Gabriel Ngallah
Locals in Mombasa urged to fight ...

Locals in Mombasa have been challenged to work together so that they can end the increasing child abuse in the County. Read more...

Submitted by
Anne Mutinda
Why are you competing for his mot...

A mother is a mother. She cannot be replaced with a wife. She has a very special place in a husband’s life just like the wife does.  Read more...

Submitted by
Manasseh
Uhuru warns political leaders ove...

President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned political leaders against inciting Kenyans and preaching hatred among communities to create instability.  Read more...

Submitted by
Manasseh
Duale condemns Raila for befriend...

The Leader of Majority in National Assembly Aden Duale has slammed CORD leader Raila Odinga for making friends with politicians facing hate speech charges in court.  Read more...

Submitted by
Gabriel Ngallah
Women affected by violent extremi...

Women affected by violent extremism are discriminated by the government, says women fighting terrorism at the Coast Read more...