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Kisii County Executive Audit Reports: Proposed Construction of Sombogo Tea Factory

According to the Office of the Auditor General, during the FY 2015/2016 a total of Ksh. 30 million was paid to Tombe Tea Factory based in Nyamira County as 50% conditional grant to towards the cost proposed construction of Sombogo Tea Factory.

In the arrangement, Tombe Tea Factory was to meet the rest of the construction cost through loan financing of Ksh. 560.08 million.

The auditors noted that no clear guidelines were set for start and completion of Sombogo Tea Factory. The said factory is based in Kisii County and it is a subsidiary of Tombe Tea Factory. Physical verifications conducted by the Office of the auditor General as at 31 January 2017 indicated that the construction had not commenced.

These are the conditions which made the OAG to conclude that “the propriety and validity of Ksh. 30 million paid to Tombe Tea Factory would not be confirmed.”

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