|Publisher||Kenya National Audit Office|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Category||Report Budget & Fiscal Plans|
|Description||REPORT OF THE AUDITOR-GENERAL ON THE OPERATIONS OF THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF SAMBURU AND ITS DEFUNCT LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY TO JUNE 2013
The Auditor-General has the mandate under Article 229 of the Constitution to audit and report on the accounts of the National and County Governments. Further, the County Government Act, 2012 Section 134 (1) repealed the Local Government Act, Cap 265, and thus effectively dissolving all the 175 Local Authorities and creating 47 County Governments.
According to Transition to Devolved Governments Act, 2012, after the general election on 4 March, 2013 the functions, assets, liabilities and staff of the former Local Authorities were to be taken over by the County Governments. The purpose of the special audit exercise was to ensure existence of a seamless transition process and proper systems for accountability of public resources before, during and after transition to County Governments.
This report covers operations of the County Government of Samburu comprising the County Government Executive, the County Assembly, the defunct Samburu County Council and the defunct Maralal Town Council.
The audit teams faced several constraints during the audits, including delay in getting various documents and non-availability of key staff of the former Local Authorities. These constraints resulted in delay in concluding the audits within the planned timelines.