Uhuru nominates new auditor general 9 months after Edward Ouko left

After a long 9-month wait, the President Uhuru Kenyatta has finally nominated a replacement for Edward Ouko to the position of Auditor General.

Nancy Janet Kabui Gathungu
Nancy Janet Kabui Gathungu

The new nominee will be Janet Kabui Gathungu. Below is the full statement by State House spokesperson Kanze Dena;

President Kenyatta nominates Ms Nancy Janet Kabui Gathungu for the position of Auditor General.

His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated Ms Nancy Janet Kabui Gathungu for the position of Auditor General.

Ms Gathungu was the first among the top three (3) candidates presented to His Excellency the President for nomination by the Recruitment Panel for the Selection of the Auditor General as set out in law.

Consequently, His Excellency the President has forwarded the name of Ms Nancy Janet Kabui Gathungu to the National Assembly for vetting.

This appointment follows the recent news that Mr. Ouko complained that he had been abandoned by the government.

Uhuru Kenyatta at State House
Uhuru Kenyatta at State House

In an interview with Citizen TV on Tuesday night, Mr. Ouko revealed that after his retirement from the sensitive office, his security was withdrawn and that he is yet to receive some allowances owed to him and which were due by the time he left office.

“In terms of security it is very difficult to tell you [whether] I’m secure or not,” said Mr Ouko.

Edward Ouko
Edward Ouko

The revelations have painted a picture of neglect of the former Auditor-General by the government he served, owing to the stature office he held in the country.

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