|Publisher||Kenya National Audit Office|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Category||Report Budget & Fiscal Plans|
|Description||SPECIAL AUDIT REPORT ON THE OPERATIONS OF LAIKIPIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND ITS DEFUNCT LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR THE PERIOD 1 JANUARY TO 30 JUNE 2013
The Auditor-General has the mandate under Article 229 of the Constitution to audit and report on the accounts of the National and County Governments. Further, the County Government Act, 2012 Section 134 (1) repealed the Local Government Act, Cap 265, and thus effectively dissolving all the 175 Local Authorities and creating 47 County Governments.
According to Transition to Devolved Governments Act, 2012, after the general election on 4 March 2013, the functions, assets, liabilities and staff of the former Local Authorities were to be taken over by the County Governments. The former Local Authorities under Laikipia County includes; Municipal Council of Nanyuki, Municipal Council of Nyahururu, County Council of Laikipia and Town Council of Rumuruti. The purpose of the special audit exercise was to ensure existence of a seamless transition process and proper systems for accountability of public resources before, during and after transition to County Governments.
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