Auditor should probe cash query at Health ministry, says ICPAK
Accountants have urged Auditor General Edward Ouko to be involved in the ongoing investigation into the Sh5.2 billion query at the Ministry of Health.
Initial reports said Sh5.2 billion could not be accounted for in the ministry, but CS Cleopa Mailu said the amount in question was Sh3.1 billion and it was used properly.
ICPAK vice chairman Julius Mwatu yesterday said the Public Audit Act and the Constitution mandates the Office of the Auditor General to conduct a special audit either on invitation or on its own volition.
“The Public Audit Act is very clear on this and the Auditor General’s report is submitted directly to Parliament. This forms the basis of National Assembly seizing the matter in a professional manner for deliberation and further direction,” he said.
The National Assembly, Senate, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, National Intelligence Service and Criminal Investigation Department are conducting parallel investigations.
ICPAK said the Auditor General’s office should work with other government agencies to expedite the investigations.