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Clarification on Staff Composition and Deployment

Clarification on Staff Composition and Deployment

Release date: Jul 08, 2016

Nairobi, 13th February 2016: Our attention is drawn to an article appearing in the February
12, 2016 Edition of The Star headlined “Luo dossier puts spotlight on Auditor Ouko.”

The article is erroneous and provides a selective and distorted version on the current staff set- up at the Office of the Auditor-General. Claims of “Luonization” of OAG is aimed at diminishing the status and role that the Office of the Auditor-General plays in calling for accountability in the utilization of public resources.
We hereby put the record straight on the following selective and dishonest distortion of facts carried within the story:

  1. Composition of Senior Management favouring members of the Luo community
Staff performing senior management roles at the Office of the Auditor-General fall
under three different categories. These include Deputy Auditors General, Directors and
Senior Managers. These Officers head Departments, Divisions and Sectors.
The current set-up and ethnic composition is presented graphically:

2. Having hub directors protect the interests of perceived political zones
Our audit process is informed by International Standards for Auditing and International Financial Reporting Standards. The accuracy and veracity of our audit reports remains professional and accurate irrespective of the client.

Without giving credence to these allegations, members of the Public and other interested parties are encouraged to visit our website to review our audit reports and establish whether there has been skewed reporting in favour of some regions.

As a matter of information, counties are served under nine Hubs, with each Hub headed by a Director or Acting Director. Details of the Senior Management heading the Hubs is summarized below:'

Office of the Auditor-General
Fax +254-20-311482
P.O.Box 30084,  0100,  Nairobi, Kenya 

About OAG

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. 

Press Contact

For further clarification please contact the undersigned on or 0712 057 932.
Wilfred Marube, PhD
Senior Manager, PR & Communications
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