16 March 2017

Kenya: Ouko Takes His Battle to Remain Auditor General to the 'Streets'

Nairobi — Embattled Auditor General Edward Ouko has taken his fight to remain in office out of Parliament and the courts, and into the public domain.

His defence of his performance as Auditor General pre-empts direction from the National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi on whether the Judiciary interfered with the House's independence when it directed its members to stop deliberations on a petition seeking Ouko's ouster.

Addressing the press on Thursday, Ouko denied petitioner Emmanuel Mwagoah's claims that his integrity is wanting and said his decision to go outside Parliament with his defence was informed by the House Finance Committee's failure to give him a complete hearing.

Among the issues Mwagoah has raised in his petition, is a Sh1 million phone bill he contends Ouko accumulated on his iPad while on a trip abroad, on the tax payer's shilling.

He further claims that the Auditor General frequently travels out of the country for private reasons, but the expenses are paid for by public funds.


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