Waiguru joins Waititu in list of Governors with a budget for State House Affairs

More revelations in Auditor General's report

Waiguru joins Waititu in list of Governors with a budget for State House Affairs

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has joined a list of Governors who are expected to answer questions raised by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG), regarding allocation of funds to functions are that are not mandated to the county governments.

Last week, Kiambu Governor Ferdinand grabbed national headlines after the Senate questioned him on several outrageous budget allocations in the 2017/2018 budget.

The OAG had indicated that Kiambu had a budget for among others, State House functions, emoluments for retirement benefits for retired Presidents, and the South Sudan peace process.

A spot check by Pulse Live Kenya showed that the auditor’s report showed Kirinyaga had allocated Sh344 million for State House affairs, out of which 327 million was spent.

Kirinyaga also allocated Sh50 million for “rail transport”, a function that is the mandate of the national government.

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya is also expected to face questions regarding the 2017/18 audit report that showed a budget allocation of Sh75 million for State House Affairs, out of which Sh29 million was spent.

Kitui county boss Charity Ngilu will be in a similar position as the OAG’s report showed Sh60 million allocated for State House Affairs.

The development came even as Controller of Budget Agnes Adhiambo denied approving the allocations contained in Kiambu’s 2017/18 budget – raising even more questions on the appendixes in the OAG’s reports.

It was not immediately clear if and when the rest of the Governors will face the Senate’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC). 

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