The country’s year-long long wait for a new auditor-general will come to end in the coming few days after the National Assembly approved Ms Nancy Janet Gathungu for the job.
The lack of a substantive auditor-general has complicated financial planning and reporting for State corporations.
But even as President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to appoint Ms Gathungu to succeed Mr Edward Ouko, whose eight-year non-renewable term came to an end in August 2019, a section of the MPs have questioned the appointment process.
Mr Ouko was the first auditor-general under the 2010 Constitution.
Leader of Minority John Mbadi (Suba South), while acknowledging how important the Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) is for the country, said that the Constitution needs to be amended so that an independent body undertakes the hiring process.
According to Mr Mbadi, using the Public Service Commission (PSC) to recruit the office holder may not be the best way.