This is an outtake of the Auditor General Report of 2014/2015, which means last budget year in Kenya. This is the State House of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Jubilee Government have shown their character here.
Here they have first contracted one fellow to build certain things at the Statehouse, before the evident building happen at the Statehouse; they hired a second firm to build the same the first one we’re supposed to. That seems to be a way to vanish government funds and implicates the corrupt behaviour from contractors and state at the State House. That is just too beautiful to be fantasy. Uhuru, what say you? Who is the wrong one here?
“In paragraph 209 of the report for 2012/2013, attention was drawn to the irregular payment of Kshs.88,826,396.00 to a contractor who was constructing a mechanical workshop and petrol station at state house that had stalled . Although the matter was discussed before Public Accounts Committee (PAC), a determination was not made as the project was to be evaluated by the relevant technocrats to determine value for money. However, before the evaluation was done, State House awarded a new contract of Kshs.137,407,865.00 to another contractor for conversion of the mechanical workshop to offices. There were indications that the stalled project costing KShs.88,826,396.00 was demolished to pave for the construction of new project, therefore, the value for money for the initial expenditure could not be confirmed in accordance with Section 68(1)(a) and (b) of the Public Finance Management Act (2012). Consequently, the propriety and lawfulness of the expenditure amounting to Kshs.88,826,396.00 could not be confirmed” (P: 37, 2016)
Here one contractor gets in the budget year Kshs.88,826,396.00; and before the proof of works is done a new contractor gets Kshs.137,407,865.00 and the first payment we’re sent off even without any checking of proper work. While the State House offered second contractor before first was done. They couldn’t confirm the payment and transaction to the company that was supposed to build the Mechanical Workshop in the first place. That to me seems like money went into the wind. What do you think? Does the Republic of Kenya deserve this kind of handling of money even from the steps and offices of State House? Peace.
Republic of Kenya – ‘Report of the Auditor-General on the Financial Statements for
National Government for the Year 2014/2015’ (15.07.2016) – FCPA Edward R. O. Ouko, CBS