(Xinhua) -- The Kenyan government on Monday said it
has cleared 400 procurement and accounting heads in the ongoing
vetting process which was ordered by President Uhuru Kenyatta in
Government Spokesperson Eric Kiraithe
said in a statement issued in Nairobi that the 400 have been
cleared in the first phase of the vetting exercise which is
nearing the end.
“As of today, 400 officers have been
cleared to return to work and resume their duties,” Kiraithe
Kenyatta on June 1 ordered all
procurement and accounting officers of state agencies,
departments and parastatals to be vetted afresh.
Kiraithe said the second cohort of
public officers to be vetted have already been identified and
will be duly notified to provide requisite details.
He said those who will not have been
cleared to return to office will be processed in line with
existing law, human resource guidelines, and within the tenets
of the Fair Administrative Action Act.
Sources said during the process
personal information being sought includes their assets,
liabilities and previous record of service.
Kenyatta has renewed anti-corruption
drive which has led to unprecedented arrests of graft suspects
and arraignment in court of senior government officials
suspected of involvement in the theft of public resources.