President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated Nancy Janet Kabui Gathungu to fill a vacant seat on the Office of the Auditor-General.
The President has forwarded her name to the National Assembly for vetting.
If approved, she will replace former Auditor General Edward Ouko whose tenure came to an end having served for 8 years.
She was among the ten names of candidates who had been shortlisted for the position of Auditor General among them Leonard Lari, Edwin Kipkoech, Benson Ochieng, Silvester Ngei, Elizabeth Wangui, Idris Abdi, Meshack Obiero, Paul Wangila and Denis Theuri. The post had attracted 64 applicants.
The Office of the Auditor-General of Kenya is an Independent Office established under Chapter 229 of the Constitution of Kenya to audit Government Bodies and report on their management of allocated funds.
The Auditor-General’s roles under the Kenyan constitution are:
Within six months after the end of each financial year, the Auditor-General shall audit and report, in respect of that financial year, on:
- Accounts of the national and county governments
- Accounts of all funds and authorities of the national and county governments;
- Accounts of all courts
- Accounts of every commission and independent office established by the Constitution
- the accounts of the National Assembly, the Senate and the county assemblies
- Accounts of political parties funded from public funds;
- The public debt
- Accounts of any other entity that legislation requires the Auditor-General to audit.
- The Auditor-General may audit and report on the accounts of any entity that is funded from public funds.