Auditor General Edward Ouko has revealed that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s office cannot account for Kshs 2.7 Billion.
An examination of the report shows that the Presidency spent the money on confidential expenditure in three financial years between 2014 and 2016.
Payments worth Kshs 165,587,200 were made to various companies for the supply of motor vehicles.
Expenditure totaling Kshs 105,000,000 was charged to a general expense account without verifiable source documents that indicate the approved allocation.
Goods worth Kshs 22,324,851 were requisitioned by various State Houses and Lodges, and were procured and received in Nairobi, then issued to respective stations.
However, the report undertaken during January and February 2017 revealed that these goods were never received and there were no records maintained in the field to support receipt.
Bills amounting to Kshs 61,537,194 of the total were not supported by invoices, delivery notes, contract documents, and Local Purchase Orders.
Although the presidency disclosed a summary of fixed assets acquired in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, an assets register had not been maintained which is contrary to Regulation 143 of the Public Finance Management (National Government) Regulations, 2015.
Verification of the IFMIS ledger showed that these payments were not posted, an indication that they could have been unexplained cash withdrawals.
Kenyatta has on several occasions stated that he wants his legacy to be that of winning the war on graft, however, this latest discovery will put a dent on the fight against corruption.