Waiguru faces new storm over Sh8bn payments by ministry

What you need to know:

  • The audit report, which Leader of Majority Aden Duale tabled in  Parliament last week, also shows that the ministry acquired non-financial assets worth Sh8,036,371,566 against a budgeted figure of Sh11,372,218,703,  resulting in an under expenditure of Sh3,335,487,137.
  • Last week, the minister told a chaotic joint meeting of the National Assembly’s Finance and Labour committees that no money was lost in the transaction that was detected in the second of the 25-process Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS).
  • Mr Ouko’s latest audit report also raises questions on the award of a tender for the construction of apartments at the NYS vocational training institute in Nairobi’s Industrial Area, at an estimated cost of Sh49.1 million.

The Devolution and Planning ministry is in the eye of a new storm after the Auditor-General submitted a report to Parliament showing  it had acquired non-financial assets worth Sh8 billion without supporting documents, indicating when payments were made, the amounts involved and the purpose of the procurements.

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