Auditor general confesses to errors in the report on Kemsa probe

Members of Parliament probing contracts worth 7.8 Billion by Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) read mischief in the Auditors’ report.

Photo of the Auditor General Ms. Nancy Gathungu

The report by the Auditor General shows that Nano Pay had been paid ksh340 million and Shop N Buy ksh 970 million.

The office of the Auditor General has come out claiming that there were errors in the report with some of the payments. The claim is that Nanopay only received ksh 34million and not ksh 340 million as indicated in the report.

There was no detail provided about the errors in Shop N Buy’s payments.

The Public Investment Committee (PIC) insisted they would need a proper explanation of the claimed errors in such a rigorous audit exercise.

Likoni MP Mishi Mboko wondered how a zero can be missing in a report done by professionals, checked and counterchecked before signing

The MP demanded a proper explanation on these typing errors that keep cropping up and are blamed on the computer.

The PIC members insist that they will have to check the tenders of the said companies to ascertain if they violated the procurement law.

The chairman of PIC said that the errors will form the basis of their next sessions with the mentioned firms

Mvita MP wondered how all the 102 companies supplied before negotiating with KEMSA which was against the law.Bottom of Form

Shop N Buy was to meet with PIC but they dint show up forcing them to issue summons to its directors. They are one of the 102 companies that benefited from covid-19 Kemsa supply contracts.

Kenya revenue authority report has revealed that only 13 out of the said 102 were Tax compliant. The report also indicated that only 13 companies applied for an Import Declaration Form which is a mandatory requirement for all importers.

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