KUCCPS on the spot over financial irregularities

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KUCCPS on the spot over financial irregularities
Auditor General Nancy Gathungu PHOTO/File

Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) is on the spot over various financial irregularities.

Auditor General Nancy Gathungu (pictured) in a report for the year ending June 2021 fingered the institution for breaching the law with regards to various procurements and contracts it entered into.  Among the issues she has raised concerns with include regular board expenses, irregular procurement of consultancy services as well as irregular staff mortgage and car loan reserve fund.

 With regards to the Procurement of Consultancy Services where the entity paid Sh2.6 million to a consultant for provision of Change Management Program, Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Resolution that took place between December 14 and 19, 2020, Gathungu said that a review of documents provided for audit revealed that the consultant was procured directly and there was no evidence of the measures taken to ensure that the price was fair and reasonable and compared well with known prices of goods, works or services in the, as provided under Section 103(e) of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015.

 She further noted that while the notification of award was issued on December 11, 2020 and accepted by the Consultant on December 14, 2020, this coincided with the date the Program, a move which raised doubts on whether the procedure for notification of intention to enter into a contract as required by the provisions of Section 87 of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015 was followed.

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