Newspaper Review 21st, February 2024


1. Daily Nation

Budget Controller Halts The Government’s Planned Spending Spree 

Margaret Nyakang’o, the Budget Controller, rejected the National government’s requests to spend KES 47 billion under an emergency provision that allows withdrawal without parliamentary approval. Among the blocked expenditures were KES 1.1 billion allocated to purchase vehicles and the construction of a modern presidential dias.

2. The Standard 

The Standard 21022024

TSC in The Limelight For Missing Funds

In light of recent revelations that deceased teachers were still receiving their monthly salaries, MPs are urging for a comprehensive audit of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) payroll. The anomaly resulted in the state agency paying salaries worth KES 446 million to deceased individuals between 2021 and 2022. This discovery has sparked concerns regarding the efficiency and accuracy of the payroll system within the TSC, prompting calls for a thorough investigation to address the issue and prevent similar occurrences in the future.

3. Taifa Leo 

Taifa Leo 21022024

Governors Oppose The Government

Governors are demanding the full disbursement of KES 450 billion allocated for counties, rejecting the government’s proposal to release less than KES 400 billion. They emphasise the importance of receiving the entire amount to effectively address the needs and development priorities of their respective regions. The governors argue that anything less would hinder their ability to deliver essential services and implement key projects as intended.

4. People Daily 

People Daily 21022024

TSC KES. 466 Million Scandal

The TSC recently sent letters to beneficiaries of deceased teachers, retired tutors, and individuals who left the profession, requesting a refund for salaries paid after they ceased employment with the organisation. The move follows demands by MPs for an audit of the KES 446 million over expenditure during the 2021/2022 period.

5. The Star 

Embezzlement of Funds in REREC

The rural electrification agency follows the list of state agencies rife with mismanagement of taxpayers’ funds. An audit report exposed a KES 15.6 billion deficit in funds at REREC. Senior officials face suspension due to revelations indicating overpayments as the primary issue.

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