The Auditor Basic has questioned the method the Kilifi county authorities used to accumulate Sh3.four billion value of belongings within the 2017/18 monetary yr.In a report, Auditor Basic Edward Ouko (pictured) says many of the belongings have been acquired by unlawful offers and paid for even earlier than the tender course of for his or her acquisition was accomplished.   The report additionally asserts that the county spent Sh0.6 billion on incomplete or non-existent tasks.

Dr Ouko explains that the county authorities claims to have spent Sh749,162,636 for constructing constructions, but their isn’t any proof  that contracts have been signed for the development.

Additionally a few of the firms that the county alleges to have contracted didn’t have requisite tender paperwork corresponding to tax compliance certificates.

Particularly, the report questions the fee of Sh7.9 million for the development of Aza-Moyo Social Corridor.“The county procured works for the development of a social corridor at Aza-Moyo for Sh11, 995, 659.76….the letter for notification of award was issued on November 18, 2016, but the contract settlement was signed on July 10 2017 virtually eight months later,” states the audit.

Ouko additionally states that the procurement of agro-chemicals by the county within the yr beneath evaluation was in breach of the regulation.

 

The agency that gained the tender didn’t submit a legitimate tax compliance certificates.The county procured agro-chemicals together with licensed seeds and breeding inventory value Sh66.7 million. Utilizing the identical quantity, it additionally procured stay animals. “Included on this determine is an quantity of Sh7,544,700 for the availability and supply of agro-chemicals.

Nevertheless a evaluation of the profitable tender bidding paperwork confirmed {that a} legitimate tax compliance certificates was not connected there in,” stated Ouko.One other undertaking in query is the Sh750 million Mtwapa Water Scheme.

On this scheme, the auditor says it couldn’t be ascertained how the development of Sh1.2 million water kiosks was carried out, on condition that the kiosks weren’t a part of the scheme.Ouko additionally reveals that in April 2018, the Government illegally spent about Sh2.7 million on MCAs allowances for attending a devolution convention in Kakamega.

“No passable clarification was provided as to why the county government paid for the MCAs allowances but the county meeting has its personal price range to finance native journey,” Ouko stated.

However yesterday, MCAs defended the county authorities, claiming that the report accommodates unproven claims.Led by meeting chief whip Alphonce Mwayaa (Kayafungo), the MCAs dismissed the statements as mere allegations that wanted to be investigated.

“These should not statements of truth. We demand deeper investigations. Let these discovered culpable carry their very own cross,” stated Mr Mwayaa.