KEMSA spent KSh765m on unnecessary staff – Ouko

Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) spent KSh765.6 million on employees they did not need, the auditor general’s report shows.

The agency allegedly hired 418 staff members over and above the required staff number.

Auditor-General Edward Ouko said in a qualified audit tabled in Parliament that, “the authority had 759 employees on June 30, 2018, against an approved staff establishment of 341 resulting in unapproved over employment of 418 officers. “

He added that of the 418 staff members, 26 of them had been seconded for more than six years which is against the authority’s employment policy.

KEMSA employment policy requires that one only works for three years and renews their contract once.

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