Shoes for the additional 4,000 trainees at the Administration Police Training College were paid for separately.
Auditors discovered that records for the stores had been forged as one document had different information in April 2016 and May 2017.
When the auditors checked the situation on the ground, using 12 police divisions as a sample, records showed that they ordered 454 pairs of shoes and got 63 pairs while the records in Nairobi showed that 392 pairs were issued.
The Auditor-General concluded that the records in Nairobi were falsified.
While 57 field units had asked for 12,852 pairs of shoes, they were only given 3,763 pairs, meaning there was a shortfall of 9,089 pairs.
“A physical check of the condition of shoes being used by the police across the country revealed a pathetic and unpleasant situation as some officers use worn-out shoes while others have opted to buy shoes from various vendors, contrary to dress regulations for police officers,” says the Auditor-General.
He reported that the purchase of motorcycles at a cost Sh866.2 million was not in the ministry’s procurement plan.
The 4,420 motorcycles were then bought based on an expired contract and were overpriced, auditors discovered.
The first 2,420 Chinese-assembled motorcycles were bought at Sh210,000 each while the lowest bidder had offered them at Sh161,733.
There was, thus, a loss of Sh116.8 million from the overpricing. Another 2,000 motorcycles were bought at Sh179,000 each against an offer of Sh150,000 by the lowest bidder, resulting in a loss of Sh58 million. This brought the total loss to Sh174.8 million.