Saturday April 20, 2019-Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua has come up with ambitious proposal in a bid to fight the runaway corruption in the country.
Speaking in Mombasa at Voyager Beach Hotel, Dr. Mutua stated that no budget should be passed by legislative bodies until concerned leaders undertake lifestyle audits.
“To ensure that new budget allocations are not used to make a few people rich while the rest of Kenyans who fund the budget through taxation wallow in poverty, I am proposing that no budget be passed by legislative bodies until concerned leaders undertake lifestyle audits,” he stated.
According to Mutua, Parliament and County assemblies should not pass the 2019-2020 budget estimates until leaders such as the President, Deputy President, Governors, Cabinet Secretaries, Judges, and other State Officers have undertaken lifestyle audits.
The Governor noted that if nothing happens by May, there would be no need for budgets to be approved.
“The rate of corruption in our country is quite high and many members of the public believe that Government officials’ especially senior politicians in the National and County Governments are thieves,” he stated.
The Kenyan DAILY POST