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Transparency news October 9th 2013

March 24 th.


Standard: Counties hold Sh23b but demand more (Pg 1)

Over Sh23 billion is lying idle in the counties, raising questions over the ability of the counties to absorb the funds, a Treasury report reveals.

Standard: Six more MPs at The Hague to be at Ruto’s side (Pg 2)

Another batch of Kenyan legislators have travelled to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in solidarity with Deputy President William Ruto.

Standard: Barasa seeks to quash ICC arrest order (Pg 4)

Activist-cum-journalist Walter Barasa has moved to the High Court to block his arrest and surrender to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over alleged witness bribery.

Standard: Top officials  grilled in  terror probe(Pg 6)

Police yesterday grilled chief executive officers of mobile phone service providers over unregistered SIM cards linked tocrime, officials said.

Standard: Sh338 billion  of last Budget  unaccounted for,  report shows (Pg 8)

Over Sh338 billion of the total government expenditure for 2011/2012 was unaccounted for even as the State struggles to raise fresh revenue through new measures like VAT.

Standard: Black hole in which billions of shillings disappear (Pg 8)

The audit report by the Auditor General has revealed a black hole located somewhere between the Kenya Revenue Authority, the Central Bank of Kenya and the Treasury in which billions of shillings disappear.

Standard: Governor slams report on county spending(Pg 10)

Elgeyo/Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos has dismissed the publication of unused monies allocated to counties as a political gimmick.

Standard: Treasury: Counties  have spent over 50  per cent of funds (Pg 10)

Bungoma and Busia counties have already spent over 50 per cent of their allocations from the National Treasury.

Standard: Nyachae under attack as House  defends controversial Bill (Pg 12)


 The Senate Tuesday came out fighting to defend the controversial Bill that seeks to make senators the bosses of county development teams.

Standard: House petitioned over JSC members (Pg 13)

A petitioner has asked Parliament to remove six of the 12 members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) from office.

Standard: Loopholes allow siphoning of public funds in ministries (Pg 13)

It is ironic that on the day the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) celebrated the achievement of exceeding its first quarter tax collections target, the Auditor General tabled a report showing a huge loss of public funds.

Standard: Sh3bn set aside to buy maize from farmers (Pg 19)

The government plans to spend Sh3 billion to buy maize from farmers for the strategic grain reserve.

Standard: Leaders demand county audit(Pg 24)

Leaders in Laikipia have demanded that the Kenya Revenue Authority and the county Government of Laikipia do a thorough tax collection audit of the mushrooming conservancy hotels in the region.

Standard: Shock as probe unearths  scam at health facilities (Pg 25)

Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago has revealed shocking findings from an audit carried out on the county’s public health centres.







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