Lack of financial accountability still gnaws at Govt

Auditor-General Edward Ouko speaks during the 2017 Financial Reporting Conference at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nairobi, on November 16, 2017. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • The Department of Agriculture also had a huge hole in its books, failing to account for Sh8.9 billion.
  • The Auditor-General says of the Sh1.3 trillion spent in the 2015/16 year, only 3.45 per cent or Sh43.5 billion was incurred lawfully and spent effectively.

The government failed to account for more than Sh40 billion in the 2015/16 financial year, Auditor-General Edward Ouko has said in his latest report on the combined accounts of departments and ministries.

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