Revealed:Sh3 billion goes missing from Nkaissery's office

Senior state departments cannot account for more than Sh3 billion

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The Kenyan government has once again been put on the spotlight with regards to misuse of public funds.  

This is after the Auditor-General Edward Ouko revealed that more than Sh3 billion collected for issuance of visas, passports and certificates of good conduct along with fees charged at Huduma centres could be accounted for.

Ouko said that he couldn’t accurately verify Sh2.6 billion for visas and consular fees charged by Department of Immigration in the year to June.

This mainly being due to poor record keeping at the immigration offices at Jomo Kenyatta and Moi International Airports; paving way for fraudulent activities.

The Interior department, which collects revenue from visa application and other consular services on behalf of the Treasury, said that it could not collect data electronically due to lack of the required software.

Similarly, the auditor stated that Sh193 million in police clearance certificates (Certificate of Good Conduct) could not be established.

Only Sh350 million could be accounted for against the expected Sh543 million given that 543,108 police clearance certificates were issued.

Likewise,all revenue collected at Huduma centres on behalf of the Principal Secretary Interior has not been surrendered and transferred to the Treasury.

Mr.Ouko could also not establish why Sh77.9 million that was collected at various sub-county administration police offices for hire of police services and did not reflect in the State revenue accounts.

“In this regard, revenue amounting to Sh77,925,414 has not been reflected in the statement contrary to section 64(4) of the Public Financial Management System Regulations, 2015,” the auditor general said.

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