Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja is under intense scrutiny within his party over alleged mismanagement of the affairs of the Kenyan capital, as critics accuse him of incompetence, corruption, and poor leadership.

Governor Sakaja approved a payment of Kshs 16.8 million to a security services provider for services rendered between April and August 2020. However, it was later discovered that the same provider had already been paid for the same period, resulting in a double payment and loss of public funds.

Sakaja paid Kshs 145.9 million for garbage collection services without proper documentation or receipts. Despite the significant expenditure, there is no clear record of where the funds were allocated or how they were utilized, raising concerns about transparency and accountability.

The county procured 27 tippers at an exorbitant price of Kshs 772 million, significantly higher than the market value. This suggests possible collusion or corruption in the procurement process, leading to inflated contract prices and loss of public funds.

Governor Sakaja failed to appoint critical staff positions, including the County Secretary and Accounting Officers, for a period of 19 months. This administrative negligence resulted in inefficiencies and lack of oversight within the county administration.

The county incurred legal fees amounting to Kshs 20.9 billion for 132 lawyers, despite having only 832 legal cases. This discrepancy suggests either inflated payments or irregularities in legal fee allocations, raising questions about the integrity of the legal processes within the county.

Significant payments, such as Kshs 567 million for roads and civil works and Kshs 100 million for vehicles, were made without proper documentation or receipts. This lack of transparency in expenditure raises suspicions of corruption or misappropriation of funds.

Governor Sakaja awarded Contracts at inflated prices, such as Kshs 772 million for 27 tippers, suggesting possible kickbacks or corruption in procurement processes. Contractors may have been favored unfairly, leading to inflated prices and loss of public funds.

Sakaja’s Government failed to remit statutory deductions, including PAYE, NSSF, and NHIF, totaling Kshs 1.72 billion. This failure to fulfill legal obligations demonstrates negligence and disregard for employee welfare and statutory requirements.

Instances of double payments of leave allowances, unauthorized salary adjustments, and non-deduction of PAYE taxes were identified. These discrepancies highlight systemic issues within the county administration, such as poor financial management practices and lack of internal controls.

Funds managed by the county, such as the Disaster Fund, were not reported on, and documentation for expenditure was not provided. This lack of transparency makes it difficult to track and account for public funds, raising concerns about the proper utilization of resources.

Nairobi Pay, the Revenue Management System vendor, operated without a valid contract. This operational deficiency indicates shortcomings in procurement processes and vendor management practices.

The county failed to resolve audit issues raised in previous reports, indicating a persistent lack of commitment to addressing financial discrepancies and irregularities.

Legal fees were misused in various instances, such as overpayment for legal services and payments made for unspecified cases. These instances suggest a lack of accountability and transparency in the management of legal expenses within the county administration.