No one is above board on accountability - Muturi
26 March 2014, 21:29
Nairobi - The National Assembly Speaker, Justin Muturi has warned all public servants against defying accountability summons by respective government institutions on how they spend public resources.
Muturi said the accountability tests to public officers in all areas of their jurisdiction is the ultimate measure towards ensuring that devolution works all over the nation.
"No one is above board on accountability. Everyone holding the public office is to be held accountable on the expenditure of public resources," said Muturi.
"I urge all county government representatives not to fear working with the Auditor General on ascertaining counties' expenditure since they also have the constitutional right to question their governors on how they have spent the allocated funds," he added.
The Speaker lauded the NA's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for its commitment in overseeing the expenditure in all government departments adding that this is a milestone in the fight against corruption.
PAC's Chairman, Ababu Namwamba said his committee will neither relent nor sympathize with any cases of corruption in government ministries and corporations noting that this illegal acts hampers the nation's economic growth.
The two legislators were speaking at a press conference in Nairobi ahead of the AfroPAC conference to be attended by the accounts committee members drawn from various African governments.
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