Launch of Public Procurement in Kenya: Analysis of the Auditor General’s Reports

Post Date: 13 September 2018   |   Category: Accountability   |   Hits: 769

The report titled ‘Public Procurement and loss of Public Funds in Kenya; Analysis of the Auditor General’s Reports’ was launched on 29th of August 2018 at the Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi. 

The objective of the study was four-fold; to examine the public procurement and contracting process in Kenya and establish its strengths and weaknesses; analyse procurement related breaches highlighted by the Auditor General’s reports; track systemic loss of public funds through procurement; and generate knowledge on high risk stages of public procurement process for advocacy by CSOs. 

The study released by IEA Kenya with the support from HIVOS highlights irregularities in the use of public funds, as well as glaring corruption in the public sector. The report also points out anomalies such as failure to adhere to procurement laws, breach of the Public Finance Management Act, disparities in revenue collection and the amount taken to banks and abuse of office by county executives and assemblies. 

IEA’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kwame Owino said that the government is not doing well in procurement. Our money is not guarded properly to know how it is spent. The mischief in tendering occurs during the post-award stage of contract management,” Stressed Kwame. 

At the end of the meeting, the study was officially launched by Mr. Kwame Owino and  Ms Jackline Kagume together with representatives from the Civil Society Organisations. 

In attendance during the launch of the study were; representatives from civil society organisations advocates, the media, IEA members and the public at large.

Follow the link to read more about the study