Governor Mike Sonko’s promise to rid Nairobi of graft has been put to examine in an audit query exposing massive irregularities inside the county’s accounts.
The Metropolis administration, in accordance to Auditor Primary Edward Ouko, could not current paperwork to assist expenditures working to simply about Sh20 billion.
The auditor says taxpayers might have misplaced money in unexplained cash withdrawals, funds to contractors, unbanked cheques and workers.
The 2017-18 financial 12 months report exposes blatant extravagance and waste of public property.
Ouko flags an unaccounted Sh209 million in cash withdrawals from a KCB account in respect of an officer.
The Sonko administration will also be on the spot over irregular price of suppliers with Sh381 million and likewise for an undisclosed monetary establishment steadiness of Sh3 billion.
The audit exposes an irregular withdrawal of Sh6 billion from the county’s revenue account. “It was, subsequently, not doable to confirm the accuracy of Sh10.1 billion county own-generated receipts.”
The report, tabled inside the Senate, extra reveals an unexplained cash receipt of Sh5.three billion.
The auditor questions the value for money inside the Nairobi beautification endeavor. Metropolis Hall did not current any doc on the worth of cement, seedlings, PVC pipes, cedar poles amongst totally different provides.
“An inspection revealed that the endeavor was occurring nonetheless indications that there have been no specialists in landscaping did not assure the success of the endeavor,” Ouko says.
He warns of lack of revenue from four social halls in Kariobangi and Dandora whose earnings was spent on the availability.
He cites revenue loss in expired lease agreements for parks and open areas, Uhuru Park boating corporations, Jukwaa Lounge, and Safari Bowling Inexperienced Restaurant.
An unsupported price of Sh9 million to revenue account and irregular price of Sh153 million to a revenue collector – Jambo Pay – are moreover been queried.
Ouko questions why the Metropolis Liquor Licensing Board has failed to rearrange financial statements for two consecutive years.
The audit has moreover flagged an unsustainable wage bill after workers wolfed up Sh12.9 billion in salaries. That’s 49 per cent of entire revenue and technique above the 35 per cent prohibit.
Moreover queried is the Sh12 million in casual workers’ wage bill as compared with Sh8.4 million spent in 2016/17.
The county operates with out an authorised workers establishment, casting doubts on how the budgetary allocations for personnel costs are determined.
The audit warns of the doable lack of funds by way of unsupported price vouchers totalling Sh865 million and missing vouchers totalling Sh2.four billion.
The administration is blamed for stalled initiatives on which Sh593 million was spent . “Consequently, it was not doable to ascertain that value for money has been realised in contracts for the eight abandoned initiatives,” the auditor says.
Moreover unexplained is Sh30 million expenditure on a public transport facility at Mama Lucy hospital and Sh26 million paid to a contractor for a market in Maringo.
The county misplaced Sh1.four million in stale cheques between July 2016 and August 2017. No rationalization was given.
The audit exposes Sh561 million in unsupported expenditure in respect of belongings acquisition inside the financial 12 months beneath analysis.
The administration was moreover current in breach of the regulation after allocating solely Sh1.four billion, being six per cent of your complete expenditure, for progress.
An inspection of road initiatives executed by the county confirmed that some contractors had been paid for shoddy work.
A road in Tassia, for instance, was found to be potholed. Moreover flagged was wastage of bitumen bought at Sh12.9 million which was rendered old-fashioned after being saved for better than six months.
The report questions Sh9.2 million spent on ignitors. Employees medical insurance coverage protection cowl will also be queried. “I’ve not been able to obtain ample relevant audit proof to produce a basis for an audit opinion on these financial statements,” the auditor talked about.