Our Mandate


The Office of the Auditor General draws its mandate from the Constitution of Kenya. Chapter 12, Part 6, Article 229 establishes the Office of the Auditor General. Chapter 15, Article 248, Section 3 and Article 249, Section 2 (a) and (b) provides for the independence of the Office of the Auditor General.

Article 229 states:

  1. There shall be an Auditor-General who shall be nominated by the President and, with the approval of the National Assembly, appointed by the President.
  2. To be qualified to be the Auditor-General, a person shall have extensive knowledge of public finance or at least ten years experience in auditing or public finance management.
  3. The Auditor-General holds office, subject to Article 251, for a term of eight years and shall not be eligible for re-appointment.
  4. Within six months after the end of each financial year, the Auditor-General shall audit and report, in respect of that financial year, on:-
  •  The accounts of the national and county governments;
  •  The accounts of all funds and authorities of the national and county governments;
  •  The accounts of all courts;
  •  The accounts of every commission and independent office established by this Constitution;
  •  The accounts of the National Assembly, the Senate and the county assemblies;
  •  The accounts of political parties funded from public funds;
  •  The public debt; and
  •  The accounts of any other entity that legislation requires the Auditor-General to audit.

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  Accountability and effective management of public resources



  To audit and report on the Management of public resources for improved service delivery to the Kenyan people



  • INTEGRITY:  We are committed to honesty, reliability, and trustworthiness in our professional and personal conduct.
  • OBJECTIVITY: Our professional judgment is fair and is not swayed by personal bias, conflict of interest or undue influence by others.
  • PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY: Our work is based on appropriate professional knowledge, skills, experience, up-to-date techniques and leading practices.
  • INNOVATION: We strive to continually improve on our delivery of services by being open to new ideas that are responsive to a rapidly changing operating environment.
  • TEAM SPIRIT: We have a strong sense of mutual commitment which creates the synergy needed to achieve our goal.