The Controller of Budget was yesterday pressed to explain why they 'illegally and irregularly' authorised payment of Sh25.9 billion for the Medical Equipment Services programme.
The Senate ad hoc committee probing the programme questioned why the CoB approved funds for MES without any proof of agreement between the national and county governments.
Acting CoB boss Stephen Masha told the panel that he had not seen the details of the memorandum of understanding between the two levels of government that okayed the MES.
Under the Medical Equipment Services programme, the government leased assorted medical equipment for selected health facilities across the 47 counties.
"I was not privy to the contents of the agreements between the national and county government. COB releases the money on the vote," Masha said.
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