EACC now turns attention to Wajir County Assembly over irregular staff hiring

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The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is investigating claims of irregular recruitment by the Wajir County Assembly Service Board.

In a letter to the Assemby, EACC asked for information and documentation regarding staff recruited in the last three months who it also wants stopped from payroll inclusion

“To facilitate investigations, kindly but expeditiously furnish the commission with a comprehensive list of all staff employed by Wajir County Assembly from September 2018 to date, advertisement for each position of the new recruited staff, long list of applicants, shortlist of the applicants, minutes of the panel, final report and appointment letter,” the EACC states.

The assembly board Secretary has been directed to to make the documents available to EACC’s North Eastern Region offices in Garissa County by Wednesday.

The directive comes two days after EACC detectives arrested County Secretary Ahmed Sahal on claims of fraud and misappropriation of funds.

Also detained was Jeff Mworia, the head of the Treasury and the governor’s economic adviser.

Daud Abdullah Omar, the Finance and Economic Planning executive, and the Kenya Commercial Bank Wajir branch boss was also being sought. 

The officials have been accused of embezzling Sh26 million.

 

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