Kilifi spent Sh3.4b on illegal assets: Auditor General
SEE ALSO :Auditor General wants Ifmis splitDr Ouko explains that the county government claims to have spent Sh749,162,636 for building constructions, yet their is no proof that contracts were signed for the construction. Also some of the companies that the county alleges to have contracted did not have requisite tender documents such as tax compliance certificates. Specifically, the report questions the payment of Sh7.9 million for the construction of Aza-Moyo Social Hall. “The county procured works for the construction of a social hall at Aza-Moyo for Sh11, 995, 659.76….the letter for notification of award was issued on November 18, 2016, yet the contract agreement was signed on July 10 2017 almost eight months later," states the audit. Ouko also states that the procurement of agro-chemicals by the county in the year under review was in breach of the law.
SEE ALSO :NBK fights push for audit by Ouko office“No satisfactory explanation was offered as to why the county executive paid for the MCAs allowances yet the county assembly has its own budget to finance local travel,” Ouko said. But yesterday, MCAs defended the county government, claiming that the report contains unproven claims. Led by assembly chief whip Alphonce Mwayaa (Kayafungo), the MCAs brushed off the statements as mere allegations that needed to be investigated. “These are not statements of fact. We demand deeper investigations. Let those found culpable carry their own cross," said Mr Mwayaa.
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