Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has asked members of parliament and county assembly not to pass this year’s budgets until all government officials undergo a lifestyle audit.
This is the only way to fight the rampant corruption that has adversely affected Kenyans, Governor Mutua said in Mombasa on Thursday.
“Every Kenyan is aware of the damage caused by runaway corruption. We cannot be passing and approving budgets that will only fatten the wallets of government officials," he told reporters at Voyager Beach Hotel.
"That is why this is my call to the National Assembly and county assemblies - do not pass this year’s budget until a proper lifestyle audit on all employees, both in the county and the national governments, is done."
Dr Mutua cited scandals including Chickengate, saying the accused in London were charged and punished, yet this has not been the case in Kenya.