Tough audit queries for Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi

By Grace Josephine 

Senate County public accounts and investment committee on Tuesday grilled Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi over 16bn county budget, from an intended 7bn …allegations the governor denied, faulting IFMIS; a government e-procurement system for figures misrepresentation.

Ongoing county audit reports saw on Tuesday, Meru governor Kiraitu Murungi appear before the Senate county public accounts and investment committee to answer how IFMIS; a government e-procurement system recorded, and receipted him Kshs 16bn allocation from an intended Kshs 7bn, an anomaly that did not sit well with Meru senator Mithika Linturi, whose relationship with the governor has recently been rocky.

 The Meru top brass has been given 14days to account for his predecessor’s budget for the years 2015/2016/2017however his oversight counterpart, Linturi has disputed the time allowed to him citing the governor had ample time to prepare for the audit query report and that he should embrace constructive criticism

The Governor and Senator were political allies in the last elections, when they ganged up against former Meru Governor Peter Munya now trade, industrialization and cooperatives Cabinet Secretary.