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Local NGO partners with Kitui County Assembly To Enhance Accountability

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Public Investment and Accounts Committee Chairman & Kauwi MCA Hon Gabriel Munyao addressing the press, during the meeting at a Machakos hotel on Monday, February 26, 2024. Image: Emmanuel Maleve

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) in partnership with Caritas Kitui, on a Monday 26th February 2024, organized a workshop forum engaging the Public Investments & Accounts Committee (PIAC), media, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), to bolster accountability and transparency in Kitui County.

Kitui Civil Society Network chairman, Kilonzi Kangangi Making his remarks during the forum at Machakos hotel on 26th Monday.
PHOTO: EMMANUEL MALEVE

Together, they aim to ensure the responsible and effective utilization of public resources for the well-being of Kitui residents and ensuring that public resources are utilized effectively for the betterment of the community.

Public Investments & Accounts Committee (PIAC) in Kitui County, led by its chairman Hon Gabriel Munyao noted that their mandate is putting the county administration on check for prudent spending of finances.

As PIAC committee we don’t fight the Governor but hold the executive accountable for every shilling and ensuring that public resources are utilized effectively for the betterment of the community. We are neither opposition or engaged in any political witch-hunt against anyone. Our role is provided for in the law. ,” Munyao said.

The press emphasized the importance of access to information as a fundamental right empowering citizens to hold public officials accountable and participate in democratic processes actively.

Florence Ndeti, the Kitui Caritas director addressing the press, during the meeting at a Machakos hotel on Monday, February 26, 2024.
PHOTO BY: EMMANUEL MALEVE

Florence Ndeti, the Kitui Caritas director, emphasized the importance of spotlighting the county government to ensure it fulfills its mandate effectively for the public’s benefit.

She highlighted the need to address irregularities identified by the Controller of Budget and Auditor General, stressing the importance of public awareness regarding the contents of these dossiers to prevent their repetition.

Nguni Ward MCA Hon Jeremiah Mutua, members of PIAC committee. PHOTO: EMMANUEL MALEVE
Tharaka Ward MCA Hon Godfrey Muthengi Ndagara, Member of PIAC committee. PHOTO: EMMANUEL MALEVE

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