Four TVs at 4.5 million? The Corruption at Technical University has shocked even Ruto

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The report by the Auditor General for the year ended June 2018 tabled in Parliament puts on spot Technical University of Mombasa (TUM).

The report tabled by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale indicate that the procurement of the television sets was done through requests for quotation contrary to the Public Procurement and Disposal Act,2005.

Despite the supply order indicating that the supplier was to deliver 70-inch size television sets, it is 65 inch-size that were delivered but at the same cost.

Auditor General Edward Ouko in his report indicate that the 65 inch-TV sets were bought at a total cost of Sh4,553,448 meaning that each TV set was bought at Sh910,689.

“A review of the matter in the current year indicates that the matter is pending in court,” reads the audit report.

The report also indicates that the Coast based learning institution had an over expenditure of Sh294million on personal emoluments and there was no evidence of authority to overspend or reallocate funds in line with section 48 (5) of the public finance management.

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According the report, the budgeted amount for personal emoluments for the year under review was Sh1, 116,820,000 but the university spent Sh1, 410,840

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