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Daily Nation : February 10th 2014
20 | County News DIPLOMACY | County bosses told to follow protocol Governors faulted over foreign trips Counties told to liaise with ministry to avoid diplomatic embarrassment BY OUMA WANZALA @Iwanzala firstname.lastname@example.org embarrassment, a top official said yesterday. Dr Karanja Kibicho, the F Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, however, clarified that no county had opened an office abroad. “We have already received concerns from South Africa, Rwanda and Uganda over the trips which are disrupting their programmes and we are engaging the county governments on the same,” said Dr Kibicho. The PS said despite the ministry having a liaison officer to handle the devolved units, the office had not been fully utilised by county oreign trips being made by county government officials are a diplomatic officials. Meanwhile, Laikipia Sena- tor GG Kariuki and Turkana South MP James Lemeneng yesterday made separate pleas to governors and County Reps to end expensive foreign trips and workshops that ate into county budgets. Mr Lemeneng said he would sponsor a motion in Parliament to reduce the amount of money given to the 47 counties and so that a large chunk is channelled through the CDF for implementation of projects. The senator said county officials were “squandering” devolved funds through foreign trips, luxury cars and lavish lifestyles as residents continued to starve because of drought. “The county governments have billions at their disposal which they are using to compete against one another on how best to spend it for their own benefit and not the people who elected them,” he said. CDF funds Speaking during a CDF Bur- We have already received concerns from South Africa, Rwanda and Uganda over foreign trips which are disrupting their programmes ” Foreign Affairs PS Karanja Kibicho sary disbursement in Narok East over the weekend, Mr Lemeneng said he was sure all MPs and senators would back the proposal to increase constituency funds allocation from 2.5 per cent of the national budget to five per per cent since its effect was being felt across the country. He asked Kenyans to keep their leaders on their toes to benefit from county government resources. Additional reporting by David Macharia and George Sayagie MWINGI MP wants three counties merged BY NATION CORRESPONDENT Mwingi Central MP Joe Mu- tambu now wants Machakos, Makueni and Kitui merged into a single county to cut down on public expenditure. Mr Mutambu at the weekend vowed to push on with his campaign to have the number of devolved units reduced, adding that he was ready to lead the proposed single county. He said the country’s economy was not growing as expected and there was a need to reduce expenditure. “Machakos, Makueni and Kitui counties have similar challenges and one governor is able to deal with that. We don’t need three governors,” he said at Nuu Primary School during Education Day. Reduce number of MPs The lawmaker said there was also a need to reduce the number of MPs in the National Assembly. “I have done my calculations well and found out if we do this Kenya will be saving Sh7 billion a month and poverty will be a thing of the past. If the Parliament doesn’t pass the Bill... I will do it through popular initiative,” the MP said. He accused governors of misusing public funds. At the same time, Mr Mu- tambu disclosed that he would vie for the chairmanship of Wiper party and dismissed Kitui Senator David Musila’s claims that he is not experienced. DAILY NATION Monday February 10, 2014 NAKURU |Moi welcomes Form One students Moi Primary School Kabarak head boy Ezekiel Adwera welcomes former President Moi when he arrived for a service at AIC Kabarak Community Chapel yesterday. Looking on are Moi High School Kabarak chief principal Henry Kiplagat (third from right) and chaplain Paul Ombati (left). Mr Moi welcomed new Form One students. SOLOMON TALAM I NATION AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF – Kenya) is a legally registered not-for-profit Kenyan NGO with incorporation by AHF Global whose headquarters is in Los Angeles, US. AHF – Kenya invites interested eligible companies to apply for pre qualification for the supply of goods works and services listed below for the financial year 2014; A. 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