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Parliament in stand-off with Ouko office external auditor

Auditor-General Edward Ouko (left) and National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale. PHOTO | FILE
Auditor-General Edward Ouko (left) and National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale. PHOTO | FILE 

Parliament has set in motion the process of hiring a second firm to review expenditure records in Auditor-General Edward Ouko’s office, barely one year after another firm bagged a three-year contract to do the job.

Companies seeking to be recruited as external auditor for the Kenya National Audit Office (Kenao) have up to October 19 to submit tender documents, Parliament said in the noticed published in local newspapers.

“The National Assembly shall facilitate the Consultant in ensuring that Kenao provides unobstructed access of all offices and locations involved in carrying out the services,” the tender documents published last week said.

The move comes just weeks after Majority Leader Aden Duale indicated that the Jubilee Party would use its first sittings in the House — where it enjoys a near absolute majority — to push for the removal of Mr Ouko from office.

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