MP faults Auditor General for leaking report before tabling it in Parliament
03 August 2015, 12:04
Nairobi - A member of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the national assembly has faulted Auditor General, Edward Ouko for leaking his report before it was discussed in Parliament as is the procedure.
Kieni MP, Kanini Kega said as a result of the leakage, departments in the national government and several County governments have been unfairly accused of losing or misappropriating huge sums of money through theft, corruption or poor procuring.
“The mere fact that the Auditor General has raised a query on an amount of money did not automatically mean that the money is lost and accounting officers could always explain how the queried expenditures occurred,” he said.
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Speaking to the media after attending a graduation ceremony at Kings Medical College in his constituency, the MP accused the Auditor General of working with unnamed people to paint the government as full of corrupt people.
“The Constitution requires the Auditor General to submit his report to Parliament for scrutiny by PAC where Principal Secretaries who are accounting officers may be summoned to explain the questioned expenditure,” Kega stated.
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