City Hall can not explain where they sourced for shillings 1.32 billion in the first quarter of the financial year 2018/2019 .
A report from the controller of budget revealed the amount as an over-expenditure.
Appearing before the budget committee Finance minister Allan Esabwa Igambi could not tell how the county ended up spending the amount against the work plan submitted during requisition of funds.
‘‘Mr. chairman we only insist that it was commitments but not the actual amount that we spent but please we are not prepared to address this matter, give us sometime to consult and give an appropriate answer later.’’ Igambi told the budget committee .
Another discrepancy that was in full glare is the ward development fund which in the report used Sh. 28.09 million for development yet the funds for that kitty is still not operational.
According to budget committee chairman Robert Mbatia there could be a possibility that the county government of Nairobi is not sweeping all the money to central bank as they claim arguing that they are spending at source.
‘‘How do we explain over expenditure of close to 1.5 billion when we don’t spend at source contrary to the law ,where do we get this money from?’’ Mbatia asked.
The sectors captured are environment department, Urban planning and Lands, Finance and economic planning,public works, transport and infrastructure.
Yesterday, the committee also heard that governor Sonkos’ administration has flawed its contract with Jambo pay and parking department is now receiving seasonal parking fees direct to the banks without cash passing through Jambo pay system.