Wajir on the spot over workers’ Sacco dues

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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