Auditor General Report Gives Makueni county A clean bill of health

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28th March 2019

By county diary

The Auditor General report has given Makueni county a clean bill of health by Auditor General report 2017/2018

Makueni county becomes the first county to be cleared by the Auditor General as the clean county with no corruption cases,

While in Nakuru county Members of County Assembly spent nearly Sh70 million in unauthorized overseas training and domestic travel, Auditor General Edward Ouko has revealed.

The 2017/2018 report shows that the MCAs spent Sh13 million on overseas training whose course content was not approved in accordance with the Public Service Recruitment and Training Policy.

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Mr. Ouko further indicates that the courses were readily available locally at a lower cost.“It was not clear why the MCAs decided to attend the training overseas wasting taxpayers’ money,” reads part of the report by the Auditor General.

The report also indicates that the MCAs irregularly spent Sh53,625,576 on unjustified domestic travel and subsistence.

9 Million Misused

It emerged that Sh9 million out of the Sh53.6 million was used on committee meetings held outside the Assembly without reasonable justification. This, the report says, happened despite the availability of enough space within the House premises.

“Had the committee sittings and report writing sessions been held within the assembly premises, the money could have been saved,” stated the report.

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The Auditor General also identified an irregular expenditure of Sh10.2 million by the assembly.

According to the report, the money, part of which was paid to MCAs as per diem, was irregularly spent in excess of the approved threshold set by the procurement rules and disposal act.

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