• The executive unable to explain the unsatisfactory performance in local revenue collection.
The Auditor General has exposed massive expenses by the executive in Nyamira county.
Edward Ouko says the executive did not explain the unsatisfactory performance in local revenue collection. The underperformance in revenue collection points to leakage of the amount collected or unrealistic revenue targets, leading to multiple expenses.
“Failure by the county government to automate revenue remains a challenge leading to the loss and unguaranteed expenses as the county executive has not automated all its sources of internally collected revenue such as the bus park fees, single business permits and market fees among others,” reads part of the financial year 2017-18 audit report.
It cites imprests totalling Sh492,605 which had been surrendered and Sh123,158 outstanding.
The 2017 doctors' and nurses’ strike and protests over salaries and other allowances affected revenue collection in health centres.
The auditor general indicates that the national elections coupled with political interference in 2017 impacted negatively on revenue collection from all streams. To date, the county has not recovered from the effects which include non-collection from motor bike stickers from boda boda operators.