Two CSs face censure by House committee over ad spending

Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia. He and Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich face censure from the Public Accounts Committee for placing advertisements in the media to discount the Auditor-General's report on the government’s spending for 2013/2014. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Henry Rotich (Treasury) and Mr James Macharia (Transport and Infrastructure) were criticised by the committee, which has been scrutinising the report and asking principal secretaries to respond to the queries raised by the auditors.
  • The PAC resolved to summon the two and other former top officers at the Health ministry to appear before it after current PS Nicholas Muraguri presented inconsistent responses to queries raised by the Auditor-General.

Two Cabinet secretaries are facing censure from a parliamentary committee for placing advertisements in the media to discount an Auditor-General's report on the government’s spending for 2013/2014.

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