Auditor-General Edward Ouko is concerned that the National Assembly is yet to hire a qualified external auditor to report on the accounts of his office, with less than six months to the end of his eight-year tenure.
As he complained before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday, House Clerk Michael Sialai told the team chaired by Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi that the process had been frustrating.
The Auditor-General audits and reports on the accounts of national government ministries, departments, commissions, independent offices, parastatals and county governments.
In turn, article 226 (4) of the Constitution provides that the accounts of this office be audited by a professionally qualified accountant appointed by the National Assembly.
The accounts of the office of the AG for the years 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 and beyond remain unaudited.