- Governor Lusaka announced early in the week the formation of the three teams comprising five members each.
- The governor said the teams were were not malicious but only meant to ensure proper and effective governance as he starts his term.
Bungoma Deputy Governor Jennifer Mbatiany has unveiled three task forces appointed by Governor Kenneth Lusaka to carry forensic audits on scholarships, human resource and pending bills in the county.
Lusaka announced early in the week the formation of the three teams comprising five members each.
The governor said the teams were were not malicious but only meant to ensure proper and effective governance as he starts his term.
The scholarship task force will be chaired by Dr Ferdinand Nabiswa with Nicholas Kiboi, Mercy Kisaka, Dr Kadian Wanjala and Reba Nabwile as members.
The human resource task force will be chaired by lawyer Sudi Wandabusi with Elizabeth Wanyonyi, Mathews Wanyela, Mary Murongoro and Amos Makokha as members.
The pending bills task force will be chaired by Andrew Wamukoya with Chrispinus Barasa, Annet Nyukuyi, Vincent Ngeywo and Bramwel Simiyu as members.
Speaking during the function, Mbatiany said they expected the teams to work with strained timelines to ensure the reports are out in 10 days.
"We do not have time because those who overwhelmingly voted for us expect as to hit the ground running in service delivery," the deputy governor said.
She called on the teams to ensure high levels of professionalism and deliver reports that would help deal with the scholarship issue, ballooning wage bill and the existing pending bills.
The scholarship is specifically expected to check the exact number of beneficiaries, qualification criteria, actual budgetary allocations and establish actual fee balances of the beneficiaries, among others.
The human resource task force is expected obtain a list of both casual and permanent workers and the methods used in hiring the said staff.
The task force is also expected to the check daily attendance systems and the periodic payments.
The task force on pending bills would be expected to carry a forensic audit on pending bills that currently stand at close to Sh2 billion.
(edited by Amol Awuor)