Nairobi, Dec. 30 -- Machines to produce modern number plates procured by the prisons department have remained idle for the past six years, a report by the Auditor General has said.

Nancy Gathungu says records at Kamiti Main Prison show the machines for producing modern motorised vehicle number plates which were supplied and delivered in the year 2016 at a cost of Sh15.2 million have not been used for the intended purposes and have since remained idle to date.

In addition, Ms Gathungu questioned a three-year contract for the supply and delivery of motorised vehicle number plate blanks which was signed on November 7, 2017, and the raw material supplied.

"However, the raw materials (motorised vehicle number plate blanks) are still held at...