Stop politicizing lifestyle audit, leaders told

Leaders have been urged not to politicize the lifestyle audit exercise that was declared by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Nakuru based Midrift Human Rights Network’s CEO Joseph Omondi said the move is paramount in the spirit of fighting graft in the country but should not be politicized. According to Omondi, the political leaders should desist from the sideshows around the issue with blame game but focus on ensuring every individual declares his wealth to be accountable. “It has now come back to which side is looting more than the other with…

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Mututho slams MPs’ move to reduce NYS budget

Former NACADA boss John Mututho has opposed the move by the National assembly to slash budgetary allocation for the National Youth service terming it as ill advised. Addressing media in Nakuru on Thursday, Mututho said slashing the budget will not prevent looting in the service. Mututho who once served as Naivasha MP recommended that the cash through a special fund should be distributed evenly in various financial institutions after which NYS servicemen can be allowed to borrow the funds. “The cash through a special fund should be distributed evenly in…

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Avoid sideshows in the ongoing probe on scams,clergy tells politicians

The Arch Bishop of the African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA) Gitau Njoroge has appealed to political leaders to desist from finding political capital in the ongoing probe in to various scams and allow investigative agencies execute their mandate. Speaking in Solai on Wednesday, Njoroge accused  cross section of politicians of making what he termed pre judicial judgments against people indicted in the multi billion-shilling  public cash heist. The clergy said it was wrong to implicate some leaders in the whole issue, leaders whom he said have not been…

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National assembly decries huge allocations to government institutions beyond their absorption rate

National assembly committee on Trade, Industry and Cooperatives has expressed concern over the huge allocations to government institutions beyond their absorption rate. The committee says this has led to massive corruption and looting experienced recently including the mega scandal in National Youth Service (NYS). Speaking on Wednesday during a tour of Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI) in Nakuru to ascertain the state of the facilities and other stalled projects, the committee’s vice chair Cornely Serem said the governments need not to establish new projects within such institutions until old projects…

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