Cabinet Secretary for Sports Ambassador Amina Mohamed approved irregular procurement of return air tickets worth Ksh1.2 million for 29 MPs.
According to Auditor General’s report, only four ministry officials received the tickets for the World U20 Athletics Championships retreat in Mombasa.
The names of the 29 MPs were not included in the approved request, the auditor said.
This raised queries why the W-U20 management procured the tickets yet the MP’s expenses are funded by the Parliamentary Service Commission.
“Further, there were no boarding passes, attendance register and back to office report to confirm that the retreat took place. Consequently, the propriety of Sh1,176,695 expenditure on air tickets could not be confirmed,” the auditor said.
Some Sh1.8 billion disbursed to the Ministry of Health as a Sports Fund Agency for universal health has also been queried.
Overall, eight billion from the funds cannot be accounted for, according to the auditor.