Nominated MP Hon. John Mbadi who is also chair of the Public Accounts Commmittee in Parliament. The committee was investigating TSC and now wants a forensic audit of its payroll. PHOTO/COURTESY

House Committee Now Wants Forensic Audit Of TSC Payroll


National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called for the forensic audit of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) payroll following allegations of malpractices on the tutors’ payment system.


The Committee, during the sitting chaired by Nominated MP Hon John Mbadi, said it is only through forensic audit that malpractices will be unearthed and rooted out.


The Committee, while meeting TSC CEO Ms Nancy Macharia who responded to audit queries, expressed fears that the Commission was losing millions of shillings through fraudulent deals by corrupt officers.

TSC CEO Ms. Nancy Macharia appears before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). The lawmakers want TSC payroll subjected to a forensic audit. PHOTO/COURTESY


According to the Auditor report, the Commission overpaid leave allowances and salaries to teachers and staff amounting to Kshs.980,000.


“The Commission overpaid leave allowances and salary arrears to 21 teachers and 75 Secretariat staff worth Kshs.240,000 and Kshs.740,000 respectively,”

the report reads in part.


In her response, Ms Macharia told the Committee the overpayment was as a result of a reporting systems that was inefficient due to their manual nature.


The Committee questioned the CEO why the Commission operated without a medical cover for staff for several months noting this is a breach of law.


Responding on the matter, Ms Macharia said the delay in procurement of a medical cover was occasioned by delayed disbursement of funds from Treasury.


“Procurement of the medical cover was affected once the budget was enhanced,”

Ms Macharia told the Committee.

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