Sonko's gov't questioned after millions go missing

A sum of Sh156 million is in question

Pumwani Maternal Hospital. Pumwani Maternal Hospital. Sonko's government questioned after millions go missing

City Hall has failed to account for Sh156 million that was meant for Pumwani Hospital's maternity programme.

The hospital that was recently on the news over poor standards of operation is again in the limelight after Auditor General Edward Ouko could not establish how the money was spent.

According to Ouko's final report, the hospital has not received the funds since 2013.

Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Nairobi's Acting Chief Finance Officer for Finance Stephen Mutua admitted the fault.

Only Sh17 million Disbursed

He, however, added that Sh17 million was disbursed in the year ending 2017.

"The County Treasury is not denying that it has an outstanding balance of Sh156 million that was disbursed by NHIF.

"We are making every effort to release the money," he stated.

The fund are part of the national government allocation that is normally distributed through the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF).

Sonko signed a partnership with the Aga Khan Hospital that will see an ultra modern block of wards and doctor's offices put up at Pumwani.

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