Governor Evans Kidero drilled over county funds

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has appeared before Senate County Public Accounts and Investment Committee to respond to audit queries.

The governor is expected to explain why some of the revenue from the county is not banked in the county revenue fund account as required by law.

In the 2014/15 financial year, which is under review, the county only deposited Sh 1billion out of the 11 billion of the County revenue.

This, according to the auditor-general’s report is against the public finance management regulations.

The governor is also expected to explain why the county transferred Sh11 billion from the exchequer to commercial banks without approval from the Controller of Budget, as required by law.

The committee will also seek to find out why records of some county employees who have benefited from allowances do not tally with those at the KRA.

The committee has warned that governors and speakers of county assemblies must spare time and clear their names.

West Pokot senator Prof John Lonyangapuo said no governor will go scot free even upon leaving office as the constitution is clear they must account for public funds.

“However how long it takes, any person who has accepted public office must account for what he is in charge of,” Prof Lonyangapuo said.

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