The report says that as a result of the irregularity, the process leading to the alleged procurement of the 10 motorcycles lacked adequate internal checks and control. Further, the lowest bidder at Ksh. 1,950,000 was disqualified for unspecified reasons. Again, they were not presented for audit verification and, as a result, their alleged delivery could not be confirmed
The Nairobi City County Executive is once again on the spot over an irregular procurement and delivery of 10 motorcycles. Although a huge sum of money was spent on the same, sources say two years down the line, the ten whereabouts of the ten motorcycles remain a mystery.
According to the report of the Auditor General, the county’s management awarded a tender for the supply of 10 motorcycles on 3 August 2018 at a contract sum of Ksh. 3.6m. However, the same set of officers comprised the Tender Opening Committee, Tender Evaluation Committee and the Inspection and Acceptance Committee, contrary to Section 78(1) b of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015.
As a result of the irregularity, the procurement process lacked adequate internal checks and control. Further, the lowest bidder at Ksh. 1,950,000 was disqualified for unspecified reasons. Again, the motorcycles were not presented for audit verification and, as a result, their alleged delivery could not be confirmed.
In a separate report, the Auditor General exposed an irregular procurement of Medical Oxygen Supplies. According to the Health Department records, Mbagathi Hospital and Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital procured medical oxygen valued at Ksh. 5,436,300 and Ksh.23, 770,000 respectively.
The procurement was initiated through a memo from the Acting Chief Officer of Health sent to all medical officers. However, no records were provided for audit to confirm whether the purchase was handled in a lawful, transparent, economic and effective way as required by Section 149(1) of the Public Finance Management Act, 2012.
As a result, it was not possible to confirm that the supply contracts were regular and value for money was obtained on the funds Ksh.29, 206,300 spent in the process.