Nyaribo reveals why Nyamira county workers were not paid


Nyamira Deputy Governor Amos Nyaribo during a press address on Thursday, June 7, 2018.
Nyamira Deputy Governor Amos Nyaribo. Photo/FILE

In Summary

  • Nyaribo further dispelled rumors that he was involved in financial fraud during his tenure as Governor.
  • He said he was away for treatment at the time the report emerged and challenged anyone with evidence to the contrary to avail the same to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
  • In June this year, the Nyamira County Government suspended the entire payroll staff after an audit revealed that Ksh.1.2million was paid to ghost workers every month.

Nyamira Deputy Governor Amos Nyaribo has revealed that salaries for May and June were not provided for during the 2017/18 budget making process.

In a Press release to newsrooms, Nyaribo said this is because the health department failed to factor in the salary increment for medical staff.

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“As the Executive prepared the 2018/19 budget to accommodate the June salary, MCAs made the document ward-based an issue that left me without any option but to reject it as this was not legal,” the statement reads.

Nyaribo further dispelled rumors that he was involved in financial fraud during his tenure as Governor.

He said he was away for treatment at the time the report emerged and challenged anyone with evidence to the contrary to avail the same to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

In June this year, the Nyamira County Government suspended the entire payroll staff after an audit revealed that Ksh.1.2million was paid to ghost workers every month.

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