Jubilee Government wasted Sh14bn public cash

The report released by the Auditor General's office that revealed massive wastage of money in government ministries and departments.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto during the launch of the Jubilee Party at Safaricom Stadium in Nairobi on Septermber 10, 2016.

The Jubilee administration wasted over Sh14 billion during the year 2014/2015.

This is according to a report released by the Auditor General's office that revealed massive wastage of money in government ministries and departments.

According to the Auditor General, a number of Ministries, Departments, Commissions and Funds incurred expenditure totalling Kshs. 14,435,690,489 of which value for money could not be established.

"With no value in return, the funds spent on the expenditure of Kshs. 14,435,690,489 is deemed to have been wasted," the report reads.

Much of the wastage occurred in the course of various procurement processes.

The report also revealed that a number of Ministries, Departments, Commissions and Funds failed to avail documents in support of various expenditure totaling 7,321,277,260.

"In absence of the records and documentation, the propriety of the expenditure of Kshs. 7,321,277,260  could not be ascertained and therefore these public funds may not have been utilized lawfully and in an effective manner," the report says.

Outstanding Imprests

The report also revealed imprest balances amounting to Kshs.117,553,816 which ought to have been recovered or accounted for on or before 30 June 2015 but were still outstanding.

The report comes at a time when the government under President Uhuru Kenyatta is under sharp focus following a series of high profile scandals involving various ministries running into billions of shillings.

Key of which include the Ministry of Health scandal and the National Youth Scandal which are currently under probes by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission as well as various parliamentary select committees.

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