Access to Information Laws not obeyed by Parliament and Auditor General

Parliament and the County assemblies are required under Section 39 of the Public Audit Act to make public within seven days all Auditor General’s Reports after they are tabled in national and county assemblies respectively. The Auditor General (OAG) has to comply with part 2 and 3 of section 39 of Public Audit Act by … Continue reading “Access to Information Laws not obeyed by Parliament and Auditor General”


A New Year’s Read for Media People: The latest Auditor General Reports

Start the year with reading the Audit Reports of the Kenyan Auditor General, if you find the time. The County Reports for the financial year 2016/2017 have been finally put online a few weeks ago here on the oagkenya.go.ke-Website. They usually entail a lot more stories than the few that a national newspaper can pick. … Continue reading “A New Year’s Read for Media People: The latest Auditor General Reports”


New Auditor General Reports – and how to interpret them

There are even more Auditor  General Reports on the Counties online by now. After the reports on the county governments those on the county assemblies have been added to the Kenao.go.ke-Website (see link below). For their interpretation: the reports of the Kenyan Auditor General mostly contain quite technical language that should be known by those … Continue reading “New Auditor General Reports – and how to interpret them”


Auditor General Reports for 2014/15 finally online

The Auditor General reports for the national government and counties for FY2014/2015 are out giving reporters an opportunity to follow key leads to develop exclusive stories. Reporters can easily access the audit reports which point to glaring misuse of public funds and at times diversion of funds to non core areas. The reports are already online … Continue reading “Auditor General Reports for 2014/15 finally online”


How to monitor Changes in Web Pages

Be notified if something changes on a web page that is important for your reporting. Examples You want to be notified when the Auditor General starts publishing the 2014/2o15 county reports on his website. As soon as this happens, on this page: http://kenao.go.ke/index.php/reports/cat_view/2-reports/11-county-governments a new folder for these reports should show up. You want to … Continue reading “How to monitor Changes in Web Pages”


Common Breaches of Procurement Rules and Regulations

Procurement related corruption is common in Kenya. The most serious scandals that have ever happened in Kenya involve procurement. Examples include the Anglo-Leasing Scandal, NHIF Civil Servants Medical Cover Scheme, IEBC BVR Kits, NSSF Tassia Estate and Standard Gauge Railway Scandal. The Auditor General (OAG) of Kenya often points out a number of breaches relating to procurement … Continue reading “Common Breaches of Procurement Rules and Regulations”


Auditor General

The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) shall audit and report within six months after the financial year, accounts of public entities among others, accounts of the county governments and assemblies as well as all other funds and authorities under the county governments (complete list see Article 229 of the constitution).


Timeline of Budget Making

The budget making process in Kenya follows a strict timeline. At every stage of the process, there are various key events that happen which are newsworthy. Exclusive stories can be generated at different stages in the budget making process – from formulation, approval, implementation and audit. For details on the budget cycle, Refer  to section … Continue reading “Timeline of Budget Making”