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Corruption is Kenya’s biggest problem, says Magoha


Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has said lack of accountability and corruption are still the country’s major concern.

He said the two are the biggest problems hurting the country’s progress. Magoha spoke on Thursday in Kinango while handing the certificate of registration for the basic education institute to Kwale Teachers Training College in Bang’a.

The CS said he had been to different counties and the amount of work showcased does not conform to the public funds used.

Magoha praised Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya for doing excellent job and being accountable. He termed it rare to see a leader utilise public resources diligently.

“If you are saying only Sh68 million has been spent on this facility, then I want to thank you for spending public money for the required purposes," he told the county chief.

He said the majority of the Kwale government buildings are of high standards, yet less money has been spent on them compared to other regions. Magoha said Kenya feels proud to have good counties like Kwale whose work is commendable.

He added that Mvurya had redefined the role of a governor and proved that he is not only a politician but a good manager. Magoha urged other leaders to emulate the county boss.

He said he can work well with Mvurya because he abides by the rules and runs his government with transparency and fairness.

“This is one is not among the many busybodies who pretend to know everything but do less.”

The TTC was initially budgeted for Sh300 million. It will offer primary and early and childhood development education courses and can accommodate about 1,000 students.

The school would be the second-largest teacher training college after Shanzu in Mombasa.

Magoha came after President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday directed the Education ministry to ensure the college is registered to quickly open up learning activities. The President was in the county to inspect development projects. 

Uhuru also authorised the allocation of Sh150 million to hasten completion of construction works. The money is expected to be used on building hostels and additional administration blocks.

Magoha said the government is committed to seeing the TTC is transformed into a fully fledged college. He said it is expected to be functional as early as next year. He, however, urged Mvurya to scale up his good work and ensure college funds are not embezzled.

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