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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,8TH MARCH 2017-AuditorGeneral Edward Ouko has gone to court to stop his removal from office over allegations of wastage of public funds.
Ouko has sued the National Assembly, its Speaker Justin Muturi and Clerk Justin Bundi as well as Attorney-General Githu Muigai.He has also sued President Kenyatta.
Mr Ouko wants Mr Muturi barred from forwarding any recommendations made by the House to the President, who is expected to constitute a tribunal to investigate him.
In the case filed on Wednesday, Mr Ouko argues that he was not given adequate time to defend himself, was never told who his accuser is or the nature of allegations he was to face.
Through lawyer Otiende Amollo, he claims his right to Fair Administrative Action Act as well as National Assembly’s Standing orders have been violated.
The petition seeking Mr Ouko’s removal from office was presented last month by Mr Emmanuel Mwagonah, who accused Mr Ouko of wasting public funds by accumulating a Sh1 million phone bill on his iPad while he was abroad.
He also accuses Mr Ouko of irregularly authorising the procurement of an Audit Vault software at Sh100 million instead of Sh18 million.
-He also accuses Mr Ouko of irregularly authorising the procurement of an Audit Vault software at Sh100 million instead of Sh18 million.
–His other allegations are failure to submit reports to the President and Parliament at the end of financial years, giving an audit firm that was supposed to be auditing his office other work, and buying an office at a cost of Sh10 million in Mombasa, which was never used