Kenya: Matiang’i Bans Cash for NYS, Prison Tenders in Anti-Graft War

The government will not allow cash transactions for tenders from the National Youth Service (NYS) and correctional facilities, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has said.

Dr Matiang’i said on Wednesday that only electronic transactions and cheque payments will be accepted.


The minister noted that there are people who have been “doing jokes” with government resources hence the need for accountability.

He said ambitious programmes have been put in place between the youth service and the Kenya Prison Service to bring real change as required by law.

“We are going to use traceable receipt systems so that we see where the money goes. At the end of this financial year I will shock the country,” the CS said after signing a memorandum of understanding with Public Service CS Margaret Kobia at Kaloleni Prison in Kilifi County.

Dr Matiang’i added that there will be no change of reforms in the prison service.

“Some people say the reforms cannot work but I have met resistance in all the ministries I have worked. In the end we saw changes. I assure you that we will deliver on this as well. These reforms are not easy … they are painful,” he said.

Prof Kobia assured accountability in the institutions with this development.

“I promise you that no more money will be lost in the NYS through procurement. We have seen that we have enough machinery to cater for some of our services in the different ministries,” she said.


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Publish date : 2018-10-31 12:26:03

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