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County losing Sh90 million a year on ghost workers’ salaries - 6 months ago, 13 July 00:00

By: Kepher Otieno And ...

Migori County  pays Sh7, 545,643 a month to ghost workers, an internal audit has revealed.The report unveiledonThursday by Governor Okoth Obado states that 267 of the 3,345 employees listed in the payroll did not exist.

"This means these employees are in the payroll illegally and have been earning millions of shillings for free each month and yet they do not work here," said Mr Obado.

The headcount count also showed huge discrepancies in allowances, with some employees getting paid more than what is stipulated for their job groups.

According to the findings, some employees have been paid special and extraneous allowances while on duty outside their work stations.

In total, the audit revealed a Sh2, 031,753 discrepancy in allowances drawn by county employees among other payment irregularities every month.

Others who had left the county administration were still in the payroll.

The report also showed that some workers who used to work in ...
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