Courtesy: KEMSA

In a damning Special Audit Report on the Utilization of COVID-19 Funds by KEMSA, presented to the Committee by the Auditor General, Nancy Gathungu; it emerged that the Agency’s budgetary management process for capital budgets did not comply with the Public Finance Management Act. “Accountability in the use and management of public resources is not set aside because there is an emergency. Retrospective Direct Procurement is allowed with each entity having their pre-approved systems and procedures on how to apply them,” explained Gathungu. The AG also observed that there was evidence of comingling of UHC and KEMSA Capital funds both of which were irregularly used to fund COVID-19 related expenditures.

Auditor-General Presents Special Audit Report on KEMSA to Senate Committee

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