Uproar as Nyeri County splash Sh 2.7M on garden party

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County governments have been on on spot over the recent past over their bizarre budget reports presented to the senate committee after audits. This raised eyebrows from Kenyans on how the counties spend public funds.

Nyeri county government has come under fire from a university lecturer Steve Gachie for allegedly hosting a Sh2.7 million garden party to celebrate the devolved unit coming number two in utilising Sh40 million World Bank funds for training staff members in capacity building to deliver efficient services to residents.

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The varsity don told a local daily he had inside information that the lead consultant and his fellow resource persons who were tasked to carry out the training programme were compromised by the county administration with a whopping Sh3 million to compile a false appraisal report aimed at hoodwinking the general public that Nyeri county has made tremendous strides in management and administrative matters.

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Nyeri county government has a workforce of 3,000 employees spreading across the six subcounties. The party hosted on the governor’s office lawns had a host of invited guests feted alongside a huge group of employees that was ferried to the venue to wine and dine.

Gachie, a consultant in economic matters faulted Governor Mutahi Kahiga over alleged gross wastage of public resources and wanton looting by senior and junior staff in his administration.


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