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Strong watchdog teams in counties necessary, says Speaker Lusaka - 7 months ago, 23 July 08:29

By: Daniel Psirmoi

The Senate is rooting for all county governments to have strong and functional finance watchdog committees.

Speaker Kenneth Lusaka said having strong public accounts and audit teams is only way that the county administrations across the country, will attain and promote prudent use of the resources allocated to them by the National Government.

“The lack of strong functional Audit Committees and also in some counties is among the reasons why there is wide-spread cases of misappropriation of funds and corruption in the devolved units,” he said.

Mr Lusaka who spoke during a meeting with members Council of the Institute of Chartered Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) who paid him a courtesy call at his office in Parliament buildings, explained that the committees are a key element in governance process.

 He pointed out that they not only provide independent expert assessments of activities of top county management, but also ensure that the ...
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