The State Division of Particular Programmes beneath the Ministry of Devolution can’t account for Sh3.4 billion.
The cash was spent within the distribution of reduction meals for weak individuals in what seems to be a blatant misuse of public funds, based on the newest report of Auditor Basic Edward Ouko.
The report for the monetary yr 201/18 tabled within the Nationwide Meeting by the chief of majority Aden Duale final week, has unearthed discrepancies within the reduction foodstuff receipts and distribution, that means that it might not have reached meant beneficiaries.
“Given the foregoing, the accuracy completeness, validity, and accountability of switch stability of Sh3.four billion couldn’t be confirmed,” Mr. Ouko says.
For example, Mr. Ouko notes that the State Division of Particular Programmes doesn’t observe up to make sure any reduction foodstuff despatched to the counties is acquired by the meant beneficiaries.
This was evident from the inconsistencies within the dispatch information and the receiving information maintained by the sub-counties.
Mr. Ouko notes that though the documentation concerned within the procurement of the reduction commodities have been made obtainable, these for distribution to beneficiaries and the premise of their choice weren’t offered for audit scrutiny.
“Subsequently, there may be nothing to indicate that the foodstuff was acquired by the beneficiaries. There was no documentation on how the needy individuals have been recognized and therefore no assist of how the portions of varied locations have been decided,” Mr. Ouko says.
Numerous anomalies in reduction receipts and distribution to the inclined populations have been, as an example, cited within the sub-counties of Mwatate, Kilifi North, Baringo Central, Kitui Central and Makueni after an audit inspection.
These sub-counties lacked complete information to indicate how the distribution was performed, a sign that the meals might have been diverted.
The report additional reveals that the distribution of the reduction meals is undertaken by the State Division of Inside that makes no report of the portions acquired and people distributed to the State Division of Particular Programmes.
Mr. Ouko blames the State Division of Particular Programmes for no guaranteeing easy logistics for the transportation and supply of the reduction foodstuff.
The report back to be thought-about by the Home Committee on Public Accounts (PAC), additionally famous that there was no accountability for Authority to Incur Expenditure (AIE)s despatched to the County Commissioners for transport as evidenced within the counties which couldn’t absolutely account for the 1.7 million AIEs despatched to them.
Though the division had no automobiles on the sub-counties, the AIEs disbursed to the sub-counties have been getting used for the motorized vehicle repairs.
The buildup of Sh112 million in pending payments, regardless of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s June 1, directive that each one authorities companies clear pending payments with no audit queries, has additionally been faulted.
“The failure to settle the pending payments in the course of the yr to which they associated, distorted the monetary statements for the yr and adversely affected the provisions of the following yr to which they’d been charged,” the report says.
The standing of the completion of the Wajir sewerage challenge is one other bloat within the examination of the State Division’s books of account.
The report notes that completion of the challenge stays unsure because it had been deserted in 2013 regardless of the contractor having already been paid Sh32.18 million.