Wednesday, 28 October 2015

957 NGOs to be de-registered for financial malpractice

Non-government Organisations (NGOs) coordination board Chief Executive Officer Fazul Mohamed (left) at a press conference on January 31, 2014. Mr Mohamed said on October 28, 2015 that 957 NGOs will be de-registered. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUPA total of 957 Non-government Organisations (NGOs) including the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation, which is associated with Cord co- principal Kalonzo Musyoka are set to be de-registered.
The organisations face de-registration after failing to account for more than Sh25.6billion received from donors, among other malpractices.
NGOs coordination board chief executive officer Fazul Mohamed said some of the NGOs have been operating two sets of accounts in order to hide from the government what they get in donations.
“They have two sets of accounts - one for donors and another another which is correct with less money going to the government,” said Mr Mohamed.
Among the organisations are Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) which has not accounted for Sh1.2billion, the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation, which has not accounted for Sh64million, Africa development solutions (ADESO) Sh9.7billion.
Others are Ahadi Trust known for fighting jiggers which has not accounted for Sh84million, Deaf Aid Sh164million, JISDO Sh203million and Africa Population and Health Research, which has not accounted for Sh5.8billion.
Mr Mohamed said the audit was conducted for 10,015 NGOs in the country.
However, Ahadi Trust chief executive officer Stanley Kamau, said the organisation had submitted its financial accounts for 2010.
“We did our part by submitting our financial reports and we believe the board needs to check its records,” Mr Kamau said on Wednesday evening.

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