The newest audit report has put the Workplace of the Legal professional Common on the spot for failure to remit to the exchequer Sh188 million collected as income.

The report, for the yr ended June 2018 tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, signifies that the State Regulation Workplace didn’t show that the cash had been transferred to the exchequer.

Based on the Auditor-Common’s report, the Sh188 million contains Sh168 million collected from Huduma centres, Sh1 million from public trustees and Sh18 million from Kenya Business Financial institution.

“No clarification has been offered as to why income totalling Sh188 million was not remitted to the exchequer as at June 2018. Within the circumstances, the accuracy, validity and completeness of the stability carried ahead couldn’t be confirmed,” reads the report.

RECORDKEEPING

The State Regulation Workplace can be on the spot over Sh55 million collected from its regional workplaces, because it didn’t present a abstract of paperwork auditing as offered by regulation.

Part 65 (1) of the Public Finance Administration Act requires a receiver or collector of income to arrange a quarterly report not later than the 15th day after the tip of 1 / 4 of the monetary yr.

“No evaluation of income collected from regional workplaces was availed for verification and auditing. Within the circumstances, it was not doable to substantiate the completeness and accuracy of the income stability of Sh55 million collected in regional workplaces,” reads Mr Edward Ouko’s report.

One other audit report tabled within the Senate final week additionally solid the State Regulation Workplace in unhealthy gentle over monetary misappropriation.

LEGAL FEES

Within the report for the 2017/18 monetary yr, Mr Ouko revealed that the workplace couldn’t account for Sh394.eight million used as authorized charges for six worldwide regulation corporations that represented Kenya on the Worldwide Court docket of Justice over its maritime boundary dispute with Somalia.

Based on the report, the fee was extremely inflated and taxpayers could not have gotten worth for his or her cash.

Mr Ouko questioned how the State Regulation Workplace single-handedly decided the authorized charges paid to the attorneys, noting that the procurement process was flawed.