Forget Waititu! These 4 governors are wolves in sheep’s clothing

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Even as Kenyans were shocked by the utter misuse of funds by Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu who was grilled by the Senate’s County Public Accounts and Investments committee (CPIAC) last Thursday, more damning revelations are on their way.

Four more counties joined their counterpart Kiambu county in showing how best to use taxpayers money.

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Waititu was unable to explain the expenditure of Sh2.5 billion to fund activities such as Government Advisory Services, Kenya -South Sudan Advisory Services, State Houses Offices— which are preserve of the National government.

And now governors Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), Charity Ngilu (Kitui), Mutahi Kahiga (Nyeri) and Ndiritu Muriithi (Laikipia) are set to face a similar fate.

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In Kakamega, the Auditor General says Sh173m to fund Government Advisory Services, Sh173.5m for Kenya-South Sudan Advisory Services, Sh75m on Coordination of State House functions and a further Sh41.2m on Leadership and Coordination of MDAs.

Other expenditures include Sh49m to finance National Community Development Programme and Sh190.5 million on National Statistics Information Services.

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In Nyeri, expenditures by Kahiga’s administration totaling Sh8 billion included Sh2.6b for Preventive and Promotive Health Services and Sh2.4b for Non – Communicable Disease Prevention Control, Cabinet Affairs Sh299m, Government Advisory Services Sh910m and State Corporations Advisory Sh910m.

The county also paid Sh706m for Public Service Transformation, Sh700m for Human Resource Management, Sh197m for International Trade and Sh264 for Special Needs Education.

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Kitui County government dubious expenditure of more than Sh3 billion included Sh1.8b for General Administration Planning and Support Services, Sh245m for Cabinet Affairs, Sh30 million for Government Advisory Services and another Sh30.3m for State Corporation Advisory Services.

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In Laikipia, governor Muriithi spent Sh490m on National Statistical Information Service, Sh94.2m for Economic and Financial Policy Formulation and Management and Sh51.5 million on Free Primary Education.

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