Ouko pokes holes in county's financial report
SEE ALSO :MPs accuse Ouko of hiring his tribesmenThe Auditor-General also noted that the accuracy and completeness of pending bills totalling Sh1.4 billion could not be confirmed. Sh1.3 billion was owed to external creditors while Sh112 million was owed to county employees. Ouko said the financial statements for the year under review revealed that travel and subsistence costs amounted to Sh1 billion. The figure, he said, excluded Sh1.4 million incurred by members of the county assembly and five officers who travelled to Pretoria, South Africa, on January 25, 2017, and Sh608,020 paid to two officers for foreign travel to India on September 9, 2016. “The amount was charged to the domestic travel and subsistence account instead of foreign travel. Further, payments were not supported by boarding passes, reports of the meetings and evidence of travel,” he said. Ouko also flagged the under-collection of revenue by the county government, which he said targeted to raise Sh880 million from local sources based on the budget approved by the assembly.
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