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How Sh100 million was lost at the office of the Auditor General - 6 months ago, 15 Aug 00:10

By: Paul Ogemba

A senior officer in the Auditor General’s office is accused of pocketing millions of shillings during purchase of a software system.

A suit filed by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission shows the contract was inflated to over Sh100 million, and procurement done irregularly. The company awarded the tender had no capacity to deliver the audit vault software systems and payments were made without documentation.

EACC blamed the scandal on Deputy Auditor General Stephen Ndung’u Kinuthia.

“He dishonestly used his power to influence acquisition of the software at an inflated price in return for a kickback. He signed an agreement with the company before the tender was discussed by the executive committee,” said EACC.

The commission is seeking to recover Sh46.7 million from Kinuthia and several companies involved in the scandal. The amount, according to EACC, was unreasonably high given the system’s value was Sh54 million.

EACC said it received information about ...
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