Sh42 million lost in youth event that never was

Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chairman Ronald Osumba. The Auditor General in his report for the Financial Year 2014/2015 questioned how the fund used the Sh42 million to organise for the celebration of its 8th anniversary, an event that was cancelled for unknown reasons. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The Auditor General in his report for the Financial Year 2014/2015 questioned how the fund used the Sh42 million to organise for the celebration of its 8th anniversary.

  • The Auditor General also raised questions on how the 370 delegates were selected even as it emerged that more people other than the duly registered delegates received payments.

  • Each delegate was to be paid Sh10, 000 for two night accommodation and a further Sh5, 000 as subsistence allowance.

The Youth Enterprise Development Fund spent Sh42 million for an event that was cancelled at the last minute leading to taxpayers losing millions that would have helped the youth in more viable economic activities.

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