Oparanya bans staff from trading with county
SEE ALSO :Lake region economic bloc CEO resigns“As a county staff, you will be required to declare your interest in any business your kinsman wants to do with the county government. County staff and their relatives will be thoroughly scrutinised before the tender is awarded,” he said. The warning comes just two weeks after the governor sent all the 143 revenue-collection officers on a 60-day compulsory leave and replaced them with community administrators. A senior county official who was in the meeting, told The Standard the decision to send the revenue officers on compulsory leave was arrived at after the governor discovered that a lot of money was ending up in the pockets of individuals. “We have a revenue officer who earns Sh28,000 but has built several flats in Kakamega town and residential houses in Lurambi estate yet he has not taken any bank loan,” said the official. He said after a fact-finding mission that was secretly authorised by the governor, it was discovered that the revenue officers own several properties in town.
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