NYERI, Kenya, Aug 18 – Nyeri Governor-elect Wahome Gakuru has said that he will conduct a forensic audit on use of public funds by the former regime to ensure that all those behind embezzlement of funds are prosecuted.
Speaking at his home in Kirichu area on what he will do in his first 100 days in office, Gakuru said that he has deployed committees to investigate previous plunder of funds as indicated by Public Accounts Committee and Auditor General’s Report in order to ensure that the alleged misuse of funds is unearthed and those responsible dealt with by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
The commitment comes hot on the heels after the last County Assembly impeached Gachagua on account of the Auditor General’s report.
However the county impeachment was trashed by the Senate.
Gakuru said that he will strive to improve the agricultural sector which is the mainstay of the county through proper training.
On Monday’s swearing-in Gakuru said that he will not use Sh5 million set aside for the event arguing that it’s not the right time for the county to spend such monies yet hospitals such as Karatina have no electricity supply.
He said that no other costs apart from rent of tents and mineral water will be incurred in the event at Town Hall which will see him become the third governor of Nyeri county following death of the first governor Nderitu Gachagua and defeat of his successor Samuel Wamathai.