According to a report from the office of the Auditor General, the National Humanitarian Fund has lost Ksh176.6 million allegedly paid to internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Auditor General Nancy Gathungu has revealed that the National Humanitarian Fund was not able to provide payment schedules for money disbursed in the financial year 2018/2019.
“However, supporting schedules for payments were not provided for audit review with the management indicating that the banks requested for more time to collate the data from branches that paid the IDPs,” the report by Ms Gathungu noted.
In July 2019, retired Auditor-General Edward Ouko revealed that Ksh2.7 billion was paid to fictitious IDPs, leaving out the genuine IDPs whom some still live in IDP camps to date.
The displaced families were forced from their homes during the violence that followed the December 2007 presidential election pitting former president Mwai Kibaki against former prime minister Raila Odinga.
An estimated 1,220 Kenyans were killed and more than 660,000 displaced when violence flared up between supporters of the rival presidential contenders after Kibaki was declared the winner.