President Uhuru Kenyatta has Friday, June 19, nominated Nancy Janet Kabui Gathungu for the position of Auditor General.
In a statement to newsrooms Statehouse Spokesperson Kanze Dena, has stated that Kabui emerged first among the top three candidates presented for appointment.
“Ms Gathungu was the first among the top three (3) candidates presented to His Excellency the President for nomination by the Recruitment Panel for the Selection of the Auditor General as set out in law”, part of the statement read.
The name has since been forwarded to the National Assembly for vetting.
“Consequently, His Excellency the President has forwarded the name of Ms Nancy Janet Kabui Gathungu to the National Assembly for vetting”, the statement concluded.
The Auditor General’s post has been vacant since the former holder Edward Ouko, left office which he held for nine years.
The appointment of Kabui comes almost a year after the exit of Ouko, who raised concerns over delayed recruitment of his successor to avoid the creating a void that has been witnessed over the period the office has been unoccupied.
“I am leaving office, but I do not know who takes over…I do not know who will sign the reports that are due because I am not allowed to do it. This can demoralize auditors who are undertaking their duties. As we talk, there are some critical reports that are pending and unfortunately are likely to get lost,” Ouko stated during his last engagement with the media before he left office.