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EACC to investigate lifestyles of county officials

County employees whose lifestyles are beyond their pay will be put under a microscope by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

Those found to have acquired assets illegally from the county will be prosecuted and their assets given back to the county.

On Monday, Governor Evans Kidero and EACC chairman Mumo Matemu signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) towards weeding out corrupt officers from County Hall.

Dr Kidero said that so far they have sacked about 150 workers over the vice.

He added that since his government came into office, parking revenues had risen from Sh60 million per month to over Sh100 million per month.

He however added that the county is collecting only 30 per cent of its revenue potential with corruption playing a part.

“We are in the process of automating our payment systems so that we have assured and accountable revenue collection methods,” he added.