Thursday, May 23, 2024

Senate Unearths Ksh51 Million Procurement Blunder That Led to Wall Demolitions at City Hall

Nairobi Governor, Johnson Sakaja is on the spot for the set up of three printing press machines which have led to the demolition of a wall in Metropolis Corridor.

The Public Accounts Committee of the Senate on Monday, raised a priority after Nairobi County procured machines value Ksh51 million that are but to be put in.

Throughout the Senate committee sitting the place the Nairobi County Governor, Johnson Sakaja and officers from the county had been summoned, it was revealed that the machines had been procured within the monetary yr 2017 and are but to be put into use.

In line with the county officers, they had been deemed too giant to slot in the designated space inside Metropolis Corridor Nairobi.

Nairobi Governor Sakaja chaired the twenty fourth Cupboard assembly of the Nairobi County Authorities on April 30, 2024


Nairobi County Authorities

Additional, the Senate Committee revealed that Nairobi county had put out a procurement discover requesting events to demolish a wall at metropolis corridor to suit the machines.

In line with the committee, the discover was put out by the county just lately with the deadline for submissions of curiosity being on March 18.

Additional, it was revealed that the County Authorities is procuring providers to demolish a wall and match the printing machines at a value of Ksh 2.5 Million.

“The requisition was carried out and the commercial of the award was carried out on March 18 2023, and nobody met the necessities, one other for a similar was carried out on April 9 and ended on April 18,” said the County Finance Officer

Governor Sakaja additionally opined that there was a chance that the machines had been outdated, provided that that they had been bought 5 years in the past.

Additional through the proceedings, the  County was on the spot for a spending of Ksh600 million which was spent erroneously in 2020 and 2022.

In additional unaccounted-for spending by the County, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja requested the Senate to probe the Ksh27 billion that was allotted to the defunct Nairobi Metropolitan Companies (NMS) throughout its two-year tenure.

The Auditor Common’s workplace in its report additionally raised considerations that the Nairobi Pay system which was utilized by the county was opaque with particulars on it being scanty. 

Workplace of the County Governor, Nairobi County.

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