Auditor General's Report Shows Kenyan Military Bought Defective Planes for Sh1.6 Billion

Worrying details have emerged on a fresh scandal involving KDF...

The Sh1.6 Billion scandal was unraveled by Auditor General Edward Ouko and involved the purchase of seven aircrafts from the Royal Jordan Air Force.

The Auditor General’s verification report revealed that the seven aircrafts were known to be effective from the date of delivery in 2007 and since then, the expensive combat machines have not been used.

“Audit of the fuel and servicing records indicate that the seven aircrafts have not been in operation from the time they were procured,” Ouko’s report reads in part.

The revelation is further compounded by the fact that the purchase of the military gear was not done through a competitive tender process but through a government to government deal.

The Auditor General’s report further questions why a further Sh1.2 Billion maintenance contract was done through restricted tender instead of directly engaging the manufacturer so as to provide value for public money.

A contract for supply of supplementary services was also signed in 2009 for Sh288 Million even though the audit process could not establish if the services were provided.

“I am unable to confirm under the circumstances whether value for money was obtained in the procurement of these spare parts and whether payments for the spare parts were lawfully and effective as provided under Article 229 (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010,” Ouko concludes.

Our newsletter gives you access to a curated selection of the most important stories daily.

Welcome to the Pulse Community! We will now be sending you a daily newsletter on news, entertainment and more. Also join us across all of our other channels - we love to be connected!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Mathias Pogba brands Paul Pogba 'a so-called Muslim steeped in witchcraft' amid fetish claims about Kylian Mbappe

Mathias Pogba brands Paul Pogba 'a so-called Muslim steeped in witchcraft' amid fetish claims about Kylian Mbappe

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Ne-Yo speaks out after wife Crystal announced end of their 8-year marriage

Ne-Yo speaks out after wife Crystal announced end of their 8-year marriage

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job

Sadio Mane the odd one out as Bayern Munich stars take team photo with glasses of beer

Sadio Mane the odd one out as Bayern Munich stars take team photo with glasses of beer

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, adds extra $915 million to his vast wealth in Q1 2022

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, adds extra $915 million to his vast wealth in Q1 2022