13 August 2014

Kenya: Wetang'ula Backs County Growth Boards

County development boards will ensure transparency and accountability in the management of public resources in the counties, Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetang'ula has said.

Speaking in Kiminini, Trans Nzoia county yesterday, Wetang'ula said development issues should be handled by all leaders as reports have shown that public money is being misappropriated in counties through projects.

"What we need in counties is accountability and nothing else. We are not targeting governors in any way," he said. "We are not at war with governors and nobody is out to reduce the powers of governors. As elected leaders, it is critical that we are involved in the distribution of public resources."

His sentiments were echoed by Trans Nzoia Senator Henry ole Ndiema, saying it is important for the boards to be managed by elected leaders for transparency. Ndiema urged the governors to be accommodating and ready to work with other elected leaders to deliver services to Kenyans.

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