The controversy surrounding the release of bursary funds for Nairobi City County financial 2018/2019 continues as the blame games between city hall executives and the office of the controller of budget persist.
Appearing before budget committee Stephen Okello from the office of the controller of budget says county government of Nairobi cannot account for a whopping ksh. 90 million out of Ksh. 357 Million money that was released in the year 2017/2018.
‘‘We issued a circular to all CECs finance in every county directing them to file a quarterly return and up-to-date they have not done this for the bursary money. According to bank statements only 249 million is accounted for.’’ Okello told the committee.
Finance CEC Charles Kerich on the other hand blamed the Controller of budget for the delay, saying the office of the COB has overstepped its mandate by auditing the money.
‘‘From where I sit the bursary funds should be disbursed and any other issue to be solved by the auditors ,we have provided all the necessary documents required to the office of the controller of budget.’’ Kerich said.
Nairobi MCAs for the second time paralysed house business after some members attempted to grab the mace .
It forced the speaker to adjourn the today’s sittings until tomorrow before they resorted to a Kamkunji.