In Summary
  • The report also revealed that the county could not explain how it paid Sh228.5 million salary arrears to its staff in 2017.
  • Auditors established that 262 employees were under-taxed, resulting in unremitted tax of Sh5 million.
  • Further, there is no explanation on why the county undertook the projects which are not devolved.

In the 2016 and 2017 financial year, staff at Tigoni Level Four Hospital in Limuru, Kiambu County, hacked systems and looted Sh9 million in revenue from the facility which has been grappling with poor infrastructure and inadequate equipment, an audit shows.

The revelation is contained in a report by Auditor-General Edward Ouko, who has also exposed possible embezzlement of millions of shillings during the year when the county government was still under former governor William Kabogo.

Although the county said the people who hacked the system had refunded the money, auditors found no proof that the money was recovered since no documents were provided.

SALARY ARREARS

The report also revealed that the county could not explain how it paid Sh228.5 million salary arrears to its staff during the year that ended on June 30, 2017.

Statements of receipts and payments by the county reflected an expenditure of Sh4.8 billion in respect to compensation of employees, out of which Sh228.5 million was paid as salary arrears.

But the basis of the payment and supporting documentation, including salary pay change advice and appropriate authority, were not provided for audit review, and therefore the validity of salary arrears could not be confirmed.

Further, after reviewing the county payroll, auditors established that 262 employees were under-taxed, resulting in unremitted tax of Sh5 million.

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