Ouko queries EACC Sh800m for catering

 Mercy Mwai @wangumarci

The country’s electoral body is now on the spot as it cannot account for close to Sh800 million it spent on procurement of catering services and payment of the national tallying centre that was used in the 2017 general election.

In a report tabled in the National Assembly, Auditor General Edward Ouko raised concern over irregular payment of Sh691.5 million that Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission incurred on catering services.

According to Ouko (pictured), contracts for the provision of catering services were awarded to the service providers based on predetermined rates issued from the commission’s headquarters which was in complete disregard to Article 227 (1) of the Constitution which requires fairness and transparency in procurement.

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