Sang sus­pends 40 Nandi of­fi­cers, orders au­dit of funds

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

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.

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