Patrick Khaemba Biography
Patrick Khaemba was born on 14th December 1955 in Bungoma District. He is a Kenyan politician and the governor of Trans Nzoia County. He is a member of Ford- K and a coalition member of Coalition member of Coalition for Reforms and Democracy. He was elected alongside deputy governor Stanley Kiptoo Kenei Tarus.
Top on his agenda for Trans Nzoia County is to establish good economic systems that will ensure every financial budget is accounted for at the lapse of every financial year and to tackle insecurity in the area.
Patrick Khaemba Education Background
He has a Masters degree in Public Management.
He has previously served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Livestock Development before taking up a position with the United Nations.
He has also served as the Head the African Development Bank in Uganda.
opposes plans to upgrade Kitale college to university
Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba is against plans to transform Kitale Technical Training Institute to a university, saying students undertaking technical courses will be locked out. He said a number of vital technical courses offered at the institute could be scrapped if the college becomes a university. He said the country is in great need of people with technical skills. As an alternative, he said that the county government was looking for a 100-acre piece of land to set up a university.
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Senators grill Governor Patrick Khaemba over audit queries
A Senate committee grilled Governor Patrick Khaemba over a Sh242 million query raised by the Auditor General’s office. over alleged breach of public procurement and financial laws in awarding a Sh73 million contract. The governor ran into trouble during the session last week after the senators expressed dissatisfaction with the answers he gave over the Sh4.1 million incurred in fuelling private cars and Sh4.9 million paid for fuel allegedly not supplied to the county government. He was further pressed to account for an outstanding imprest of Sh63 million, bank overdraft interest totalling Sh982,000, Sh23 million irregular expenditure and cash withdrawals amounting to Sh72 million.
Khaemba lashed out at some unnamed politicians in the area, accusing them of using the audit queries to undermine him. The governor denied claims by politicians that he had misappropriated funds and challenged anybody with evidence to present it to the police to facilitate his arrest and prosecution.