Kenyan court suspends govt’s order on compulsory vetting of procurement officials
NAIROBI, June 7, 2018 (AltAfrika) – A Kenyan court on Wednesday suspended a government order requiring all its public procurement and accounting officers to step down and allow scrutiny of their personal wealth and service record.
In a move to stem corruption, the government on Monday asked the officials to temporarily vacate their posts and submit personal information, including assets, liabilities and their record to the head of the civil service by Friday.
The Nairobi employment and labour relations court suspended the order while it hears a lawsuit challenging the directive.
President Uhuru Kenyatta pledged to stamp out corruption when he was elected in 2013, but critics say he has been slow to pursue indiscretions by officials and ministers.
Investigators say funds for the organisation were stolen through fictitious invoices for goods such as firewood and stationery and multiple payments on one supplier invoice.
“No matter how many obstacles are thrown in the way of this fight against corruption, there will be no relenting,” he said in a Twitter post.