Wairia ap­pears be­fore Se­nate team to an­swer queries on re­turned bur­saries

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Mu­rang’a Gov­er­nor Mwangi Wairia was yes­ter­day ques­tioned over Sh700 mil­lion meant for bur­saries. Wairia ap­peared be­fore the Se­nate Pub­lic Ac­counts and In­vest­ment Com­mit­tee at Par­lia­ment Build­ings. He was ques­tioned on the Au­di­tor Gen­eral’s 2013-14 re­port. It said money set aside for bur­saries was re­turned to the Rev­enue Ac­count at the Cen­tral Bank of Kenya. The gov­er­nor told the com­mit­tee, chaired by Kisumu Sen­a­tor Anyang Ny­ong’o that the county re­turned the money as there were no clear ap­pli­ca­tion forms from stu­dents. Au­di­tor Gen­eral Ed­ward Ouko said bank state­ments re­vealed mul­ti­ple trans­fers of bur­sary funds. “On June 24, 2014, Sh5 mil­lion was trans­ferred from CBK De­vel­op­ment Ac­count to the KCB Stand­ing Im­prest Ac­count. The amount trans­ferred from the CBK was later trans­ferred from the KCB Stand­ing Im­prest Ac­count to the KCB Rev­enue ac­count on June 26, 2014,” the re­port says.

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