Kakamega ir­reg­u­larly paid Sh7.5 mil­lion for con­sul­tancy ser­vices, says re­port

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

The Kakamega gov­ern­ment paid Sh7.5 mil­lion in ir­reg­u­lar pro­cure­ment of con­sul­tancy ser­vices by the County Pub­lic Ser­vice Board.

The con­tract was not com­pet­i­tively sourced and in­stead the board ne­go­ti­ated with the con­sul­tant and agreed on the sum.

The county gov­ern­ment also paid Sh17 mil­lion for stalled and in­com­plete projects.

It also had Sh13 mil­lion re­ten­tion money re­leased to con­trac­tors with­out com­ple­tion cer­tifi­cates.

The county gov­ern­ment also en­gaged a law firm for Sh1.7 mil­lion to take in­struc­tions in the defama­tion case against Se­na­tor Boni Khal­wale and the county deputy speaker.

The Ad­vo­cates Re­mu­ner­a­tion Act re­quires that the law firm should have charged Sh150,000 for the two cases.

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