Kwale keen to end graft, says Mvurya
Seventy per cent of cases resolved
The Kwale government says it has addressed 70 per cent of the issues raised by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission since last year.
Governor Salim Mvurya on Wednesday said the county has tackled issues of governance, planning and budgeting, asset management, financial management, internal audit and supply chain management.
He spoke in Diani where he received a corruption risk assessment report conducted in 2015.
The report was presented by EACC commissioner Rose Macharia. She held a closed-door meeting with Mvurya and Deputy Governor Fatuma Achani before addressing residents.
Mvurya said, “The EACC has been looking at areas where we need to put in place much stronger systems to prevent corruption. Already, we have a Public Participation Act. We are putting up an asset register and recruiting an audit committee to strengthen our resolve and make sure our systems work for the people.”
He welcomed the report, saying it will help the county end corruption.
“You realise all the issues raised by the EACC since 2015 when the assessment was done have been handled correctly,” Mvurya said.
He said his administration is committed to working with the EACC to ensure executives, chief officers and directors fight graft.
Macharia said audits have also been done in Kisii, Kericho, Laikipia, Nyeri and Vihiga counties.
“Our aim is to look at the systems of all public service sectors and ensure procurement and revenue collection is done within the law,” she said.