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). 

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

James Wokabi wraps it up at Capital FM after 18 years

James Wokabi wraps it up at Capital FM after 18 years

Atwoli outlines why MPs need hefty salaries and allowances

Atwoli outlines why MPs need hefty salaries and allowances

5 Killed in grisly accident along Nairobi-Mombasa highway

5 Killed in grisly accident along Nairobi-Mombasa highway

Ruto assembles 40 clergymen to cleanse State House before moving in

Ruto assembles 40 clergymen to cleanse State House before moving in

Rigathi Gachagua mourns elder brother with emotional message

Rigathi Gachagua mourns elder brother with emotional message

Ruto instructs Gachagua to hold crisis meeting

Ruto instructs Gachagua to hold crisis meeting

Inside Ruto's busy schedule: Key engagements and 6 crucial meetings

Inside Ruto's busy schedule: Key engagements and 6 crucial meetings

Ruto: Why I appointed Uhuru peace envoy despite past political differences

Ruto: Why I appointed Uhuru peace envoy despite past political differences

DP Gachagua's 2 promises to Nyanza residents during Kisumu visit

DP Gachagua's 2 promises to Nyanza residents during Kisumu visit