Kisumu county bought a cow at Ksh 3.7 million

Kisumu county is on the spot again after reports emerge that the county might just have spent Ksh 3.7 million on purchasing a single cow.

Auditor General Edward Ouko pinpointed this irregularity from the reports of the financial year 2017/18.

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It is believed that the money was meant to purchase 27 high quality dairy cows.

Dairy cows, ayrshire breed
Dairy cows, ayrshire breed [IMAGE/COURTESY]

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According to the Auditor General, only one cow was presented during the auditing, leaving more questions on the other 26 cows if at all they were purchased.

Auditor General, Edward Ouko
Auditor General, Edward Ouko [IMAGE/COURTESY]

A delivery note indicates that all the cows were delivered back in May 2017, however, loopholes were found in the notes including the number plate of the truck that delivered them.

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There was also no proof to confirm that farmers in Kisumu County had indeed received the cows. Now it begged to know whether the other 26 cows were ever purchased at all.


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