EACC summons 104 village administrators in Bungoma County for illegal recruitment investigation

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)’s Bungoma Office has summed 104 village administrators to its offices for interrogation from 2 to 10 May, 2023. In a letter from EACC received at the County Secretary’s office on 24 April, 2023, the anti-corruption agency requested the County Secretary to facilitate the appearance of the 104 village administrators at its Bungoma office between 2 and 10 May, 2023, for questioning. The investigation is related to allegations of irregular recruitment, and it’s claimed that the 104 officers were part of the 263 village administrators who were hired through an illegal and irregular process during Wangamati’s tenure.

Sources within the Bungoma County Government disclosed to NTV that some of the recruited personnel included children under 18, persons identified by the Governor who did not apply for the jobs, and others without academic qualifications or experience. The EACC is investigating the allegations raised during a human resource audit by the Bungoma Taskforce, which Governor Ken Lusaka established. The audit’s preliminary findings, released on 3rd November 2022, identified irregular recruitment as one of the governance issues.

NTV sought to verify the summoning of the officers and reached out to EACC through its spokesperson Eric Ngumbi, who confirmed that the officials had been summoned as part of an ongoing investigation into illegal and irregular staff recruitment. Ngumbi urged all county governments to adopt and implement the guidelines issued by EACC in its circular to Governors on 23rd September 2022.

The guidelines require all vacant positions to be competitively advertised, shortlisted candidates to undergo integrity vetting, and due diligence to be undertaken to weed out applicants with fake academic certificates. The guidelines also stipulate that no recruitment is done outside the established organizational structure, and no recruitment should be undertaken without a budget. Adherence to all laws, policies, and procedures is mandatory.

EACC’s circular to Governors dated 23 September 2022 also reiterated the need for all county governments to address the rising cases of corruption and illegalities in the recruitment of workers and related human resource practices. Corruption remains the biggest threat to the welfare of workers, and the EACC called on employers and workers to support anti-corruption efforts.

In conclusion, the EACC has summoned 104 village administrators from Bungoma County Government to record statements related to allegations of illegal and irregular staff recruitment during Wangamati’s regime. The anti-corruption agency has urged county governments to implement its recruitment guidelines to curb corruption and illegalities.

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