The Prisons Division accrued Sh6.2 billion pending payments and made questionable funds price Sh1.15 billion within the 2017/18 monetary 12 months, an audit has revealed.

The report tabled in Parliament by Auditor Common Edward Ouko accused the division of failing to settle the payments and as a substitute carrying them ahead to the 2018/19 monetary 12 months, a transfer that would have antagonistic results on service provision.

Ouko defined that had the payments been settled and the expenditure charged to the account for 2017/18, the assertion of receipts and funds for that 12 months would have mirrored a deficit of Sh6.1 billion as a substitute of a surplus of Sh75.eight million.


The audit revealed that the division made funds totaling Sh118.6 million to numerous members of employees via imprests, to undertake some actions or as refund claims for actions already undertaken.It was additionally famous that some officers obtained funds on behalf of others, in a means that accountability couldn’t be proved.

Allowances paid

Additional, the examination of fee information revealed that the State division incurred expenditure totaling Sh87.four million in type of numerous allowances.

They included hardship allowance, inmates allowance, police-prison allowance, top-up home allowance, trainee allowance and board allowance.


Different flagged funds had been on meals and clothes supplies.With respect to meals rations, Ouko raised considerations over Sh69.eight million that was paid to numerous suppliers for meals provide to 6 prisons inside Nairobi County.

“It was noticed that the fee vouchers weren’t supported with related info and paperwork akin to names of individuals, nationwide id card numbers, invoices…,” reads the audit.