Storm over Sh18 million Umoja 1 Primary School swimming pool

The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) audits accounts of the national and county governments, courts, constitutional offices, Parliament, Political Parties and accounts of any entity as required by law. The National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF), is one of the bodies that is audited by the Auditor General.

In audit reports for Financial year 2015/2016, the OAG raised questions on expenditure by Embakasi West NG-CDF. Amina Wako, a journalist with Nation Media Group and A4T grantee, investigated these queries by the OAG to reveal a case where there were exaggerated costs.

According to a report by Auditor-General Edward Ouko, contracts for three construction projects – Umoja 1 Primary School swimming pool (Sh18,893,518), three classrooms at Supa Loaf Primary School (Sh8,070,944) and driving classes for Embakasi youth at Top Gear Driving School (Sh9, 580,000). were procured through restricted tendering.

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