The Auditor General Edward Ouko says he will not step aside following allegations of abuse of office as he took the battle of his ouster to the court of public opinion, from Parliament and the Judiciary.
Denying claims of impropriety on his part, Ouko said the move to oust him did not follow principles of natural justice and that the petition had deliberate misinformation which forced him to respond to the public.
Addressing the press on Thursday, the auditor general said his decision to address the petition outside Parliament was also informed by the Departmental Committee on Finance, Planning and Trade’s move to deny him a full hearing during.
“It is apparent that the Committee was hell bent to remove me from the position of the Auditor General at all costs and by whichever means. Against that backdrop, I was bereft with no option but to seek legal redress from court,” he said.
He said Parliament contravened the Constitution, the Fair Administrative Action Act, the Petition to Parliament (Procedure) Act, the Access to Information Act, the National Assembly Standing Orders as well as the rules of natural justice.