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Treasury, October 7, 2015: By Joseph Kipkoech
State agencies and county governments have been warned against manual procurement as it contravenes the law.
Financial Management Information Service (FMIS) Director Mr Jerome Ochieng’ said deals outside the provisions of the digital platform were against the constitution and the Public Finance Management Act.
Mr Ochieng’, who was speaking to procurement officers from all state entities at a refresher workshop in Nairobi, urged them to adhere to the law.


“The law requires all government entities to use the system prescribed by the National Treasury to manage their finances, including procurement of goods and services,” Mr Ochieng’ said.
The government is finalizing on plans to mitigate all financial transactions of ministries, departments and agencies to the National Treasury’s IFMIS system and Internet banking platforms.
President Uhuru Kenyatta gave an Executive Order on March 6, requiring all government procurement to be carried out online.
However, governors have been citing lack of infrastructure to support the platform. Council of Governors chairman Mr Peter Munya said counties were not opposed to the IFMIS accounting system, but only had issues with the e-procurement module.

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