Alarm Over Governors' Wives Getting IFMIS Passwords
Watch out for Governor's wives
Speaking in Meru, EACC Vice Chairperson, Sophia Lepuchirit cautioned Governors against giving their spouses access to public funds for personal use.
War on Graft
“It is against the law for the county executives’ spouses to have knowledge of county government’s accounts details, leave alone accessing IFMIS passwords,” Lepuchirit stated.
IFMIS is the public electronic procurement system that provides an end-to-end platform intended to enhance accountability among suppliers and expenditures.
EACC Chief Executive Officer, Halakhe Waqo urged members of the public to assist the anti-graft commission in the war against corruption by reporting cases to authorities.
Waqo also noted that there were complaints in various institutions and organisations on graft but noted that most of the complainants were involved in the vice and only complained when kept off deals.
The EACC CEO also noted that corruption was not only in government or public offices but also in the private sector.
Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi who was in attendance claimed that corruption money was being transformed into political capital that was used to bribe voters.
He opined that voting is made compulsory like in Brazil so that those who do not vote are charged before a court of law.
As the country marked the world anti-corruption day on Monday, President Uhuru Kenyatta's second term in office has been rocked by a series of corruption scandals.
In 2018 alone, at least five major scandals have been unearthed bringing to the fore the extent to which corruption has permeated the highest levels of government which begs the question when will it stop.
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