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Kenya falls short of rail cargo growth, slum upgrade targets

Trucks At Mombasa Port. World Bank Says Kenya Did Not Meet Its Target To Increase Cargo Handled By Rail From 1.56 Million Tonnes In 2009 To 2.3 Million Tonnes In 2013. Photo FILE World Bank says Kenya did not meet its target to increase cargo handled by rail from 1.56 million tonnes in 2009 to 2.3 million tonnes in 2013.

Nairobi County official grilled over garbage tender

Nairobi, Kenya: Nairobi County Assembly Public Accounts Committee has grilled the Chief Officer for Environment Leah Oyake on tendering for garbage collection in the city.

Groundwork laid for oil training courses for key ministries

An Aerial View Of The Tullow Oil Rig In Turkana County. PHOTO | FILEAn aerial view of the Tullow oil rig in Turkana County. The ministry of Energy and Petroleum has set up a training programme for government agencies involved in the oil and gas industry.

Nzoia Sugar owes Sh32bn and is insolvent, PIC told

Auditor-General Edward Ouko says Nzoia Sugar Company cannot be turned around. A special audit report shows the company has loans of Sh12 billion, an outstanding debt of Sh11.8 billion and interest of Sh8 billion that was reported to be rising daily.

Auditor General's office under probe for 'irregular' tendering

Main Topix: Raila Odinga And President Uhuru Kenyatta - Public Procurement Oversight Authority
The Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA) has begun fresh investigations into alleged irregular tendering at the Kenya National Audit Office (Kenao). The Sunday Nation established that Kenao, led by Auditor General Edward Ouko, which has been in the forefront exposing alleged corruption and misuse of funds in government, has to prove it did not flout procurement regulations in seven tenders worth at least Sh700 million. A PPOA document in our possession and addressed to Mr Ouko shows the tenders in question include the supply of IT equipment and systems, motor vehicles — five Prados and a separate one for 10 Ford Everest — office servers, auditing software, 350 laptop computers, consultancy and a contractor for the proposed office partitioning. “It has come to our attention that your procuring entity flouted the public procurement and disposal Act, 2005, in the processing of the tenders above. Consequently pursuant to section 101 through 105 of the Act, the office of the Director General institutes an investigation,” wrote PPOA Director General Maurice Juma in a letter to Mr Ouko dated March 26. Mr Ouko,...
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Kemri on spot over write off of Sh120m bank debt

Main Topix: Kenya Medical Research Institute - Kenya National Audit Office
The Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) has been directed to explain how Sh120 million invested in a stalled staff housing project was written off without the approval of the board. Public Investment Committee (PIC) said the write-off was suspect given that the money had been deposited in the accounts of the institute’s lawyer Sande & Makandia Advocates. Kemri director Samson Mpoke said the board was scrutinising the books of accounts to ascertain whether the money deposited in the law firm’s accounts was returned to Kemri. Former Kemri director Davis Koech is under investigation by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the office of the Attorney General in relation to the funds. The money had been allocated to the research institute to repay a debt to the National Bank and forwarded to the lawyer for payment to the bank in two instalments of Sh70 million and Sh50 million. Mr Mpoke said the lawyer did not remit the money. The Auditor General stated in his 2012 report that Cyber Limited, a firm associated with former Lugari MP Cyrus Njirongo, secured a...

Report to delist MPs as state officers tabled

Main Topix: National Council Of Churches Of Kenya - Salaries And Remuneration Commission
Nairobi, Kenya: The Departmental Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs has allayed fears that its proposed amendment to the Constitution, to remove MPs and judges from the list of State officers, is intended to grant them the leeway to set their own salaries. In a report tabled Thursday in Parliament by committee chairman Samuel Chepkonga, the team dismissed fears expressed by various parties that presented memoranda to them opposing the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill over fears that amendments to Article 260 were meant to shield MPs’ salaries from being set by the salaries team. Chepkonga revealed that the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights had expressed reservations on the proposed law, terming it as being done in bad faith. “In their advisory, they have expressed reservations that the amendments will oust the jurisdiction of SRC and pave way for MPs to determine their own salaries,” stated the report. He, however, revealed that the Kenya National Audit office had expressed support for the Bill, claiming that...

Mutua on the spot over Sh3m

Main Topix: Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo - Kenya National Audit Office
PHOTO | COURTESY Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua At A Past Event.Machakos County spent Sh2.8 million at the funeral of former Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo, an audit has revealed. And the Kenya National Audit Office has recommended that officers involved in the “irregular” expenditure be surcharged for the loss. The expenditure includes Sh1 million paid by the Machakos Governor as contribution to the funeral expenses and a similar amount to hire a public address system from HomeBoys Entertainment Ltd. The amount is recorded to have been paid to the governor who is documented as the payee — Dr Alfred Mutua. Further, Sh880,160 was spent to procure one laptop, a receiver, a microphone, a speaker, wireless speakers, a projector, amplifier and a microphone stand for the same funeral. That was despite Mr Mutula’s home county being Makueni County. The audit covered all the 47 counties and the details on Machakos County’s expenditures are just some of the findings. It also emerged that queries had been raised in the expenditures of Nairobi and Mombasa counties, whose audit reports have been submitted to the Clerk of the Senate. Regarding Machakos, Auditor-General Edward Ouko has...