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SEE ALSO :300 tycoons probed over Sh10b land grabWabukala said that EACC will be seizing accumulated assets of county officials who do not declare within the stipulated period. “Proper declaration on whatever assets the county officers have will give an opportunity to assess the kind of person they are. If you joined the offices with one acre of land and now you have 100 acres and several Mercedes Benzs, we are going to ask how you got them,” said Wabukala. He was speaking during EACC two-day workshop on management of Declaration of Income, Assets and Liabilities (DIALs) for the newly-appointed members of County Public Service Boards (CPSBs) held at Kenya School of Government Mombasa. Wabukala said corruption is an endemic practice against which efforts to minimise must be put by all because it has flourished as a result of erosion of our values and morals. The chairman said that the County Governments are also required to ensure those who are joining public service and those exiting comply with the requirement for initial and final financial declarations.
SEE ALSO :Suspect faults EACC in graft caseWabukala recommended the responsible boards which complied with the Commission’s request to submit returns on DIALs out of 47 County during the 2017 declaration year. “19 Public Service Boards complied by submitting their returns within the specified timelines while 28 County Public Service Boards did not comply,” said Wabukala. He said that in respect to the development of administrative procedures on DIALs County public boards have to date developed and gazetted their administrative procedures on DIALs within the specified timelines. Counties that have complied include Kwale, Samburu, Kisumu, Lamu, Transnzoia, Machakos, Narok, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Mombasa, Vihiga, Nyandarua, West Pokot, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Kisii and Narok. “We appeal to those who are yet to gazette these procedures to do so and submit a copy to the Commission on or before 29th November, 2019,” he continued.
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