State House disowns Waititu's outrageous budget

State House sets the record straight

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu with President Uhuru Kenyatta

State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita on Thursday disowned a financial statement from State House financial statement by Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu.

The Senate Public Accounts Committee had summoned the governor to explain inconsistencies in financial records from his government when the dubbing was discovered.

Mr Waita, however, clarified that no accounting books from State House have ever been shared with Governor Waititu nor the Kiambu County administration.

"Just for the record State House does not share any budgets with the County Government of Kiambu," he tweeted.

Governor Waititu caught in a mix-up

Governor Waititu had been questioned by PAC chair Moses Kajwang' over budgetary allocations that were allegedly not utilized.

"You are talking of misuse of templates but how will this committee establish, for example, where will the Sh791 million paid for free primary education go to?

"How can we confirm because what we have has been certified by your CECs. The statements you have signed confirm that there is a budget for State House affairs," Senator Kajwang' posed.

The governor responded: "Chairman, I want to believe that this report was not interfered with so that when I come here I will be cornered the way you are cornering. I am apologizing that we have such issues in our report. There must be someone who used the template. However, I want to assure this committee that there was no money spent on South Sudan, on State House, and on free primary education because we do not have a budget vote for that."

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