Auditor-General expose Kiambu over costly staff phones each Sh 200,000 and Sh 20 Million Airtime

 

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Kiambu Governor James Nyoro is on the spot over massive graft in his administration after auditor general report.  



New reports reveal that there have been ghost projects with million allocated. 



Alleged irregular purchase of mobile phones at a cost between Sh84, 000 and Sh198,000 each, allegations of fake allowances for county staff and stipends for attendees during public holidays, and irregular allowances for Ward Reps where over Sh100 million could have been lost are threatening to dent Kiambu County administration.


The Auditor-General preliminary report titled “management letter” against the Governor James Nyoro-led administration for the 2019-2020 expenditure indicates that the county spent Sh19.5 million on airtime.


According to the confidential report dated December 30, 2020, authored by W.K. Kamula on behalf of Nancy Gathungu, the county bought 11 phones at Sh1.69 million, way beyond the Sh80,000 for each phone as approved by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).


The phones include; two iPhone XS (max) at a cost of Sh198, 440 each,  iPhone X at a cost of Sh198, 000, Ipad at a cost of Sh170, 689, two Samsung S10 at a cost of Sh146, 160 each, a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Ipad Pro at a cost of Sh145, 000 each, and a Samsung Galaxy S4 at a cost of Sh84, 100.


“The list of whom the mobile phones were issued to was not provided for audit. The store records; S3, S11, S12, and S13 for the phones were not provided for audit. Therefore, it could not be confirmed whether the mobile phones were recorded/entered in the stores,” reads part of the report.


County Executive Committee Member sent the report of Finance Mburu Kangethe to the Office of the Auditor-General, “the purpose of this letter is to bring to your attention the findings revealed during the audit.”


The confidential report was leaked on Monday evening by Ward Reps who have been unhappy with the governor, igniting a crisis meeting that brought together County Executive Committee members, Chief Officers, and top accountants.

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