Auditor General, Edward Ouko has revealed that seven universities cannot account for huge sums of money. In his 2016-17 report, Ouko revealed many suspicious transactions. The Auditor General cited missing crucial transaction records, unexplained expenditures, violation of procurement regulations; unsurrendered imprest and abandoned projects.
The audited universities unable to explain major spending include Maseno University, Kenyatta University, University of Kabianga, the University of Eldoret, Multimedia University, Moi University and the Cooperative University of Kenya. At Kenyatta University for instance, the auditor found no structures in place to recover 518 million shillings incurred in establishing the Arusha and Kigali campuses. The institution was also unable to meet its financial obligation.
At Moi University, the audit report says the institution could not account for more than 25 million shillings, which it claimed was advanced to its officers as imprest. Records show it was to be surrendered by the end of June 2017. The auditor’s reports on universities were tabled by National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale last week.