Sang suspends 40 Nandi officers, orders audit of funds
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has suspended 40 officers, including board members and Health department staff.
Sang took the move to pave way for investigations into loss of revenue and other funds in the last four years.
He has ordered for an immediate audit of all financial activities in the health sector and other departments.
It is suspected top officials may have misused much of the Sh12.5 billion disbursed to the county in the last five years.
In a statement, Sang suspended Health executive Mathew Rotich and chief officer Edward Serem.
Acting county director of health Daniel Kemboi was also suspended. Sang has appointed his heputy, Yulita Mitei, to take over as executive of the docket in an acting capacity.
“I’ve instructed the county internal auditor to carry out investigations and produce a detailed report on the revenues collected in the last four years and how it was used,” Sang said.
The suspensions take effect immediately. Tourism chief officer Elzeba Jemutai will also take over as the acting Health chief officer. The county’s Health department faces serious problems, having had more than eight strikes by workers.