Edward Ouko uncovers Sh11 billion hole at Health ministry

Former Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu (right) with his former Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri. President Kenyatta has since given them new offices. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Also summed up in the figure is Sh1.3 billion which Mr Edward Ouko, the Auditor-General, says was misplaced.

  • The cash was paid out for goods and services that were not delivered such as container mobile clinics, medical supplies, equipment and expansion works of hospitals in contravention of the Public Finance Management Act, Mr Ouko says.

  • In the report for the 2015/16 financial year, the ministry also accrued bills worth Sh2.4 billion by June 30, 2016, which it failed to settle and instead carried over to the next year.

The Health ministry is unable to account for about Sh11 billion that it had been allocated, the Auditor-General says.

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