Gov Anne Waiguru Spent Ksh14M on Furniture – Auditor General Edward Ouko

Gov Anne Waiguru Spent Ksh14M on Furniture - Auditor General Edward Ouko

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is once again on the spotlight after it emerged that she spent Ksh14 million taxpayers money to acquire office furniture.

The revelations are contained in the Auditor General Edward Ouko‘s report profiling how governors spent their county’s allocations for the 2017/2018 financial year.

In the report, Ouko revealed that the county spent close to Ksh754 million in acquisition of assets for the county.

The auditor further broke down the figure to reveal that only Ksh7.2 million was properly accounted for leaving Ksh6.8 million unreconciled.

Auditor General Edward Ouko.

“The financial statements reflect an expenditure of Ksh753,599,775.50 relating to acquisition of assets.

“However, payment details and schedules provided for audit reflects an expenditure of Ksh14,165,503 on purchase of office furniture and general equipment resulting in an unexplained and unreconciled difference of Ksh6,893,422,” read the report in part.

This was, however, not the first time the governor was put on the spot following unexplained decisions regarding county finances.

In January this year, Kirinyaga County MCA’s wanted an explanation as to why their county boss slashed millions from the initial amount of funds set aside for bursaries.

According to the legislators, the county had allocated Kshs 70 million to facilitate bursary for students from the county.

However, Waiguru only allocated Kshs 20 million to the bursary kitty which has seen the MCAs demand an explanation on the whereabouts of the remaining Kshs 50 million.

Kirinyaga County Governor, Anne Waiguru.

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