Auditor questions millions spent by county on foreign travel, projects
SEE ALSO :MPs accuse Ouko of hiring his tribesmenAccording to the audit report, no evidence of attendance of the seminar in form of attendance register, activity programme, timetable or back to office report was presented for audit. For a seminar in Brazil that supposedly took place from April 3 to 7, 2017, up to Sh745,700 was paid to the CEC for Tourism, Water and Environment. The discrepancies totaling to this amount include overpayment of per diems and expenses for local nigh-outs. Further, no evidence in form of copies of stamped passport, air tickets and boarding passes were made available for audit verification. The Auditor-General also questioned irregular procurements, where the executive procured goods and specialised materials worth Sh30,711,880 and Sh63,645,900, both totaling Sh94,357,780. According to the report, the expenditures exceeded the maximum threshold for quotations. In the circumstances, the county executive was in breach of the Public Procurement Regulations 2006 and it was not possible to ascertain whether the county got full value for the money.
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