Wajir on the spot over workers’ Sacco dues

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Mar 24, 2017
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Staff Reporter.

The County staff have found themselves in a dilemma after it emerged there are no documents to prove remittances of some of their statutory and Sacco deductions.
This follows Auditor General Edward Ouko’s recent report that indicated the County Government is unable to account for Sh2 billion it spent in the last Financial Year.
Though Sh53.6 million statutory deductions and contributions of the county employees is said to have been paid to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Lap Fund and Saccos, there is no documentary evidence to show that the monies were paid to them, according to a report by the Auditor General.
The Auditor General also noted in the report that there was financial impropriety as value for money in the expenditures could not be ascertained.
For instance, Sh1.12 billion paid to contractors to upgrade Wajir County roads, and Sh279.8 million paid for capital projects undertaken by the ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture and Water cannot be fully accounted for.
“In some cases, no contract agreements were signed between the contractors and the County Government as required by the law. Technical evaluation analysis did not show the criteria used, and therefore it is difficult to ascertain whether it was done fairly,” Ouko says in the report.

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