The sports category has moved to a new website.

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Smart approaches women in Kenya have adopted for better menstrual hygiene

Smart approaches women in Kenya have adopted for better menstrual hygiene

Exploring the cost of mental health care in Kenya

Exploring the cost of mental health care in Kenya

11 essential hacks for persons living alone

11 essential hacks for persons living alone

10 sleep patterns that signal you should see a doctor

10 sleep patterns that signal you should see a doctor

Rising trend: Why people with good hearing are using aids

Rising trend: Why people with good hearing are using aids

3 mental benefits of  keeping pets & why you should have one

3 mental benefits of keeping pets & why you should have one

Nairobi fly: Understanding its effects, habitat and treatment

Nairobi fly: Understanding its effects, habitat and treatment

Reasons no Kenyan may conquer Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen

Reasons no Kenyan may conquer Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen

8 interesting things Africa has contributed to the world

8 interesting things Africa has contributed to the world

ADVERTISEMENT