Judiciary on Spot Over Missing Ksh8 Million Furniture

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Judiciary on Spot Over Missing Ksh8 Million Furniture

The Judiciary is on the spot over the purchase of furniture and equipment at Ksh8,861,110 which is unaccounted for.

Additionally, the Auditor General Edward Ouko raised alarm over the purchase of vehicles and transport equipment at Ksh8,514,880, group personal insurance Ksh943,698,070 and Nakuru AIE at Ksh295,642 which he stated the Judiciary failed to provide crucial documents for.

After an audit, Ouko stated that the Judiciary could not explain expenditures totalling Ksh961 million.

In his latest report for the year ended June 30, 2017, tabled in parliament, Ouko stated that the Judiciary failed to provide crucial documents for audit review raising fears that Ksh961,369,702 million of taxpayers money might have been lost.

Auditor General Edward Ouko

According to the report, management explained that documents relating to group personal insurance were taken by EACC for investigations and only photocopies of the documents were presented for audit.

The Auditor General argued the photocopies could not be reviewed and confirmed in absence of the originals.

Ouko further pointed out the Judiciary failed to provide ownership documents for some of its properties, which he warned could lead to a loss of Ksh461 million.

He listed two Toyota Prados and one Subaru outback worth a total of Ksh27.5 million as some of the assets that the Judiciary failed to provide ownership documents.

In his report, the Auditor noted that the Judiciary was constructing Embu High Court at a cost of Ksh320 million at a plot that they don’t have ownership documents.

Chief Justice David Maraga

The revelations come after the Chief Justice David Maraga cried foul over massive budget cuts for the 2018/19 financial year, which he said would cripple operations.

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