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President Mwai Kibaki Suspends 8 Officials in Anti-Graft Purge

Published on Sunday 14th February 2010

President Mwai Kibaki on Saturday asked government officials mentioned adversely in the Subsidized Maize Scheme Audit Report and the Free Primary Education Programme to step down to allow for independent investigations.

In a statement issued from State House Nairobi, President Kibaki said the officials should vacate office for three months to allow for proper, independent and accurate investigations into the allocation and application of funds under the two programmes.

Officials mentioned include Permanent Secretaries Dr. Romano Kiome ( Agriculture), Ali Mohamed (Special Programmes), Dr. Mohammed Isahakia (Office of the Prime Minister), Prof. Karega Mutahi (Education).

Others are the Administrative Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Mr. Karoli Omondi and the National Cereals and Produce Board Managing Director Gideon Misoi.

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