Nyanza governors on the spot over financial misappropriations
SEE ALSO :Auditor General wants Ifmis splitQuestions are being asked about the accuracy and efficiency of some four revenue collection systems that Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o’s government has put in place. According to Mr Ouko’s office, one of the systems generated a report that it collects about Sh35 million annually from the Kisumu County Hospital. The same system, however, indicates that Sh26 million is collected monthly. “It was further noted that more than one revenue system was used to collect money from the same source, for instance,” said Ouko. According to the report, the county government inflated prices of several goods and services during the period under review and also awarded several tenders irregularly. The funds included some Sh192 million used to buy specialised equipment for the Health sector, with reports indicating the amount used exceeded the ones the Kenya Medical Supplies Agencies (Kemsa) had been charging.
SEE ALSO :NBK fights push for audit by Ouko officeThe county increased the amounts used to offset salaries by about Sh500 million, but failed to provide explanations for the increase. In addition, some Sh11 million was spent for hospitality and supplies but were not supported by documents. In Gusii region, Nyamira and Kisii counties also failed to account for use of some of the funds running into millions. In Kisii, about Sh255 million could have been spent at source after it emerged that Governor James Ongwae’s administration failed to bank it despite collecting about Sh507 million in revenues. In Nyamira, the county failed to account for money collected from some 27 revenue streams that had been projected to raise about Sh103 million. The county recorded zero collections from the streams and only forwarded records of a few revenue streams.
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