Kabogo left almost Sh 1 billion pending bills says Auditor General report

Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo's administration left pending bills worth almost Sh1 billion, an audit report has said.

According to Auditor General Edward Ouko, the annual report from the Controller of Budget for the financial year 2016/2017 indicated pending bills for development expenditure to be Sh549 million.

The bills for recurrent expenditure stand at Sh321 million, therefore totalling Sh920 billion. 

“This is an indication that the county management entered into financial commitments for which no resources were available contrary to Section 135(1) of the Public Finance Management Act 2012, which provides that expenditure not appropriated should not be incurred," said the Auditor General's report.

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The audit also queried payment of Sh228 million to county staff as salary arrears in the year under review.

Missing receipts

Mr Ouko said the basis of payment and supporting documents from the appropriate authorities were not provided for in the audit review.

“Consequently, the validity of the salary arrears figure of Sh228 million incurred during the year under review could not be confirmed,” the report said.

The issue of missing receipts also featured in the report.

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Ouko said an analysis of reports from the county pro-system revealed that 1,055 receipts for various transactions were missing.

Some 27 had been used to receipt cheques amounting to Sh1.2 million, which could not be traced to any bank.

He said as a result, it was not possible to confirm the validity and accuracy of revenue collected through the county pro-system.

Ouko also said there was a lot of revenue loss at Tigoni Hospital in Limuru as revenue reports indicated that staff hacked the system and misappropriated revenue amounting to Sh9 was has actually been recovered.

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