Anti-graft agency puts Ouko on the spot over Sh.100 m tender

Auditor General Dr, Ouko. FILE/PHOTO.

Nairobi, KENYA: Ethics and Anti corruption Commission deputy CEO Michael Mubeya has put Auditor-General Edward Ouko  on the spot over the irregular award of a Sh100 million software contract.

Speaking on Thursday when he appeared before Finance, Trade and Planning committee led by Ainamoi MP Benjamin Lagat ,Mubea said that auditor general office flouted procurement regulations whereby he signed the contract for the procurement of an Audit Vault software.

He said that Mr Ouko overruled his juniors who declined to sign payment of an irregular Sh. 100 million contract which he went ahead to sign.

“Contract was signed 20th of october ,LPO was signed on 14th of August 2013 before the contract payment. voucher was signed 18th october 2013 and auditor general approved payment while juniors declined to sign the payment voucher,” Mubea said.

Mr Mubea told the committee that as per their investigations sh. 100 million was paid to Osi limited in which the funds were dispatched to other companies and individuals.

“Auditor general paid sh. 100 million shillings to a company Osi limited,it is now from Osi that we are tracing how the monies are actually moving ,to us this was a classic case of money laundering.” He said.

The committee is considering the petition for the removal of Mr Ouko.

Their appearances come barely 24 hours after Mr Ouko moved to court in an attempt to nullify the work of the committee.