State broadcaster KBC is on the spot for failing to explain Sh90 million expenditure on six digital broadcasting sites that were left incomplete.
Auditor-General Edward Ouko says in a fresh report tabled in Parliament that the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) did not provide evidence to show that primary infrastructure was put in place in six Digital Terrestrial Television Coverage Sites out of 10 availed for audit verification.
The project was meant for the roll-out of the digital migration of TV signals from analogue.
“In the circumstances, it has not been possible to confirm the propriety of expenditure totalling Sh89,615,876 for the primary infrastructure in the year ended June 30, 2016,” Mr Ouko says in his report on the financial statements of the Digital Terrestrial Television Coverage Roll-out project.
Mr Ouko says examination of the project contract agreement indicates that six out of the initial 10 sites identified in 2015 for project implementation were disqualified in March 2016 by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) because they were either near to existing or planned airports/airstrips.
As a result the sites were relocated to new sites, Mr Ouko says in the report tabled in the National Assembly by Leader of Majority Aden Duale.