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Drought agency fails to account for Sh4 billion - 2 months ago, 8 Nov 17:44

By: Samwel Owino

The National Drought Management Authority cannot account for Sh4 billion meant to assist vulnerable Kenyans in times of disaster.

According to an audit report for the year ended June 2017, tabled in the National Assembly on Wednesday, the authority failed to produce documents on how it utilised Sh2.3 billion.

According to the report, the authority did not show how it identified the beneficiaries of the cash and the rates used for payment. “In the circumstances, the validity of the expenses cannot be confirmed,” said Auditor General Edward Ouko in his report.

Mr Ouko also said the authority did not provide documents for auditing of a further Sh1.7 billion relating to expenses under the Hunger Safety Net Programme.

Records indicate that through the programme, more than 600,000 of Kenya’s most vulnerable people have access to cash transfers on a regular basis, and up to 2.1 million people have benefited from emergency cash transfers in times ...
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