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”
It is easy to accuse somebody of “embezzlement of funds” or “misappropriation” when reporting about the audit reports produced by the Auditor General in accordance with the stipulated timeline. But in many cases it is simply not correct stick to label like that on a process. And it is risky for a journalist because it may … Continue reading “How To Intepret Auditor General Reports”
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”
Timeline for Auditor General’s Audit Reports on the County Finances Step 0: June 30 end of financial year Step 1: Sep 30 (not later than three months after end of financial year) the county must have submitted the financial statements (Public Audit Act Sec. 47) Step 2: Dec. 31 The Auditor General must have audited … Continue reading “OAG – Timeline for Auditor General reports in counties”
The Public Audit Act prescribes how the Auditor General should operate and, among others, it provides for penalties for anyone who obstructs official audits.
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).
Even as this website goes online, in September 2016, there is still time for up-to-date reporting on the “old” Auditor General Reports on your county. These reports scrutinize the budget income and expenditure for the 2013/2014 financial year. Why is this not an outdated issue? Precisely BECAUSE the reports have been submitted a long time ago. … Continue reading “Stories from older Auditor General Reports”