Nakuru Public Service Board refutes media reports of misappropriation of funds

The Nakuru County Public Service Board has refuted reports in section of media indicating misappropriation of public funds through unrealistic salary and allowances.

Addressing media in her office,the Board’s chair Monica Cherotich said they media reports were biased since they only relied on the Auditor’s queries without the response from the Board.

She added that they had received  documents from the SRC on the same and even a letter from the auditor which they responded, but that was left out in the media report by a local daily.

“We are Government officials and there is no way we can pay ourselves. The local daily that carried the story only relied on the auditor’s queries and left out our response”she said.

Her sentiments were echoed by Board member Peter Mbae who also questioned why the auditor did not factor in the response from the board.

According to the media report based on the auditor, over 3.1 million shillings is alleged to have been misappropriated through unrealistic salaries and allowances.

However, the Nakuru County Public Service Board vice chair called on the media to always get their facts right.

She said the media have a role to shape the nation but they should do so with the right information that is factual.

This comes even as the country is on heated debate over corruption scandals including the NYS, Afya house scandal among others.

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