COST OF WHISTLE-BLOWING? DUO INTERDICTED FOR LEAKING COUNTY BUDGET SECRETS
Two senior Embu County officials were yesterday interdicted for allegedly leaking confidential budget information to the public.
The Embu County Assembly Service Board interdicted the two; Senior communications officer Mutugi Njue and senior Hansard reporter Daizy Rutere after details emerged of how MCAs intended to spend Sh11 million in gym subscriptions. The two were also ordered to vacate office. In a letter Assembly Clerk Jim kauma accused the duo of violating the obsolete Official Secrets Act of 1968, and the Access to Information Act of 2016.
Other controversial details that leaked is that the Assembly had endorsed payment of Sh160 million to irregularly purchase public land which is owned by the same devolved government.
The two officials were also put to task to explain how details emerged of the County government’s intention to spend Sh 3 million on a free girls’ underpants program. Runyenjes Central MCA Steve Simba and his Ruguru Ngandori counterpart Harrison Muturi have condemned the suspension of the two…

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