If Love his wares Do dearly sell, his right must be contest; What gold compares With that whereon his stamp he hath imprest
? And all men know What costeth little that we rate but low.
So spake, so wish'd much-humbl'd EVE, but Fate Subscrib'd not; Nature first gave Signs, imprest
On Bird, Beast, Aire, Aire suddenly eclips'd After short blush of Morn; nigh in her sight The Bird of JOVE, stoopt from his aerie tour, Two Birds of gayest plume before him drove: Down from a Hill the Beast that reigns in Woods, First Hunter then, pursu'd a gentle brace, Goodliest of all the Forrest, Hart and Hinde; Direct to th' Eastern Gate was bent thir flight.
class="MsoNormalMr Thugge is also accused of not managing imprests
and ensuring that the S.3 outstanding ones were surrendered on time.
Ouko said the examination of records further showed that payment vouchers for expenditure totalling Sh640,000 were processed in respect of surrender of imprests
for the beautification programme.
'It is not clear why imprests
were not given to the officers for proper accountability,' the report said.
The fund is also on the spot over Sh7.5 million that was issued to persons whose details such as personal numbers and job groups were not indicated in the imprests
schedule.According the report, multiple imprests
amounting to Sh10.1 million were issued to officers even before surrendering the previous ones that they took, a move which Mr Ouko said is illegal.
The county had outstanding uncollected imprest
balances of Sh66.8 million while 11 officers each held imprests
of more than Sh1 million.
The statement added: 'Nigerians are also shocked to learn how some ministers under President Buhari stole N413 million from agencies and parastatals using fraudulent imprests
Further, the fund also gave over Sh7.5 million to people whose details were not indicated in the imprests
Ouko raises issues with the outstanding and uncollected imprests
of more than Sh64.3 million.
A review of audit reports published by the colonial government between 1927 and 1963 reveals that no incidents of grand corruption were reported then.There are myriad cases of fraudulent imprests
, cash theft and currency counterfeiting but virtually no organised corruption.
The governor workers had not accounted for imprests
totalling to Sh114 million.